A privet bonsai is easy to maintain and therefore well suited for beginners. It is a widely used and popular indoor bonsai. The Chinese privet Bonsai (Ligustrum sinensis) is suitable in UK only as indoor bonsai, because the tree is not hardy. In winter a bright, not too warm location is important. Directly on window is best. If the Ligusterbonsai slowly accustomed to the sun a full sun location outdoor is possible in summer.
In the summertime always keep moist. A Chinese privet bonsai needs a lot of water in summer. Repotted the tree in early spring (early March). Due to strong growth a privet bonsai needs sufficient amounts of fertilizer from March to September.