In a word, no. Junipers are one of the worst species to try to keep indoors. Of course you can keep a tree in an artificial environment, for a juniper this will mean excellent lighting, higher humidity than most homes have, and a cold period for a winter dormancy. If you can provide all of this then perhaps you can manage it.I just purchased a Juniper Bonsai and would prefer to keep it indoors. Is this possible?
No, the occasional light frost won't be a problem for an acclimated Juniper. I might err on the side of caution this year though. After a full summer/fall/early winter outside the plant will be ready for your weather.I live in northern CA so we occasionally have frost at night. Should I bring the tree inside on cold nights where we might get frost?
I agree with your assessment, I tend to move my things around as little as possible.I was told that I should put it outside atleast 5 hours a day in filtered sunlight. I assume bringing a plant in and outside is not a good thing.
I would limit indoor time to special occasions only, if you wish to pursue indoor bonsai then you should look to tropicals species.I would like to enjoy it in my livingroom in the evening hours. Is this OK if I keep it outside in the daytime?
Junipers can handle the colder temps. Since your tree has become used to being inside it may be a bit tender so I would suggest putting it outside, in a covered/protected area such as under an eave of the house, for a week or two. Once it adapts it can be placed anywhere outside and will be just fine.carmel wrote:I have been bringing the Bonsai inside at night as we have been having cold wet weather. Is this wrong to do? I am concerned about it getting too much water.
From what you are saying, it sounds like I should not bring it inside on a regular basis to enjoy during the evening hours.