4.8 out of 5 (5 experiences)
Also known as
Chinese juniper, Bonsai tree, Juniper Bonsai and bonsai
How to care for Sargent juniper
Sargent juniper needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Sargent juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Sargent juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Sargent juniper after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
FOR THE EXPERIENCED! I currently have 3 Juniper Bonsai’s and have unfortunately killed quite a number of them… but with experience I’ve found the best way to keep this one. Keep by a window, needs at least 5 hours of direct sunlight and is currently near a 6000K grow light but NOT directly under. Water when the soil begins to dry, every 2-3 days, I’ve found Misting the tops hurts it more, just water the soil. Do not Transplant until absolutely necessary. They like small pots. Good luck if it’s your first time!