The most popular of all the bonsai is the Juniper Bonsai and most often the Japanese Garden Bonsai (juniperus procumbens nana). The reason that this juniper is so popular is that it has that “old tree” look, even at a young age. And the charm of the bonsai plant is that the original Asian art forms are very old plants that have been miniaturized over decades.
Care Instructions: The most important thing to remember is to never let your plant dry out. The soil must be checked for moisture every day and thoroughly watered when drying. This can be accomplished by dunking the plant in a pot of water for 5 or 10 minutes and then allowing the plant to drain in the sink, or by slowly watering the plant to make sure it is completely moistened. Junipers also like a fairly humid atmosphere. The best way to provide this indoors is with a humidity tray which is nothing more than a water proof tray filled with pebbles and an inch or so of water in depth. It is important that the drainage hole in the bonsai container is above the water line so the plant is not saturated. The other consideration is how much light your plant needs. Indoors you should keep it near a window where it can get plenty of bright, indirect light.