A few exceptions are worth pointing out: to encourage Bonsai to flower use a fertilizer with a high Phosphorous (P) content (like NPK 6:10:6) and for older trees, you might want to use the fertilizer with a slightly lower Nitrogen (N) content or reduce the quantity of fertilizer applied. I was wondering what fertilizer other bonsai owners use. At the moment I’m using Yates Uplift, which I don’t really think is the best for bonsai. Feeding. It is important for you to regularly fertilize your bonsai in order to keep it healthy and growing properly. Bonsai fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N-P-K) which have assigned numbers based on the weight of each of these elements present in the fertilizer.
Best quality 18-6-9 Granular (Color May Vary) Bonsai Fertilizer; Time released Fertilizer, apply every 5-8 months on the surface of the soil; Last for months, Essential. Fertilizer is simply an alternate source of all the basic nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and trace minerals that exist naturally in a healthy soil. Fertilizer feeds the soil, not the bonsai.
As the response was so good to my previous blog on one of the most basic of bonsai … Feeding is one of those skills, and yes it is a skill but more about that. I tend to prefer organic fertilizers to inorganic ones, but I know people don’t always have options and I want to have a good idea of how different.