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February 

Watering

As the hot summer conditions continue, make sure you keep watering your bonsai plants. On the hot days, water two to three times a day, making sure the water runs out of the bottom drain holes. 

Tropical Species 

It is time to repot and work with the tropical species.

 

Ficuses:

 

Ficus can be repotted and defoliated. After defoliating figs, make sure you give them a lot of sun when buds start to emerge. Maybe even full sun. This will ensure the new leaves become much smaller. If you keep your defoliated fig in a shady spot the leaves will regrow to the same size or even bigger, thus defeating the purpose of defoliating. 
 

Bougainvillea:
 

It is time to repot your Bougainvillea and give them a light trim. Cut off all the old flowers (brats) to energise new growth and flowering.

Tips:

Turn your bonsai pot 180 degrees to encourage equal sun penetration and healthy foliage grown all around your plant. 

It is a good idea at this time of the year to water your plants, over foliage and soil, every week or two with a solution of kelp or seaweed solution. 

As the very hot weather continues keep the towel cover over the pot.