Jade Bonsai

2,750.00

Scientifically known as Portulacaria afra

Pronounced as Portu-la-car-ia af-rah.
Commonly known as Dwarf Jade
Originally from Africa, the Dwarf Jade tree is a fleshy, softly woody shrub or small tree. The Jade has a thick trunk and a fine branch structure with thick oval green succulent leaves. The bark is green and soft when young, becoming red-brown when it ages.
The Jade tree is considered an indoor tree in most temperate zones, although it can be grown outdoors in full sun and sufficiently high temperatures. Keep temperatures above 5°C at all times. It needs lots of light or even full sun.
Jade trees can hold large amounts of water inside their leaves. Water sparsely and allow the plant to dry out a little bit between watering.
As a succulent, water is contained its trunk and branches; they tend to bend from their weight. Jades respond well to pruning, which should be done regularly to force the tree to grow branches also lower on its trunk. Do not use cut-paste though, as this might lead to rotting.

SKU: PLT098 Category:

Description

Water: Water only when you find the top half soil of the planter completely dry, which is approximately every 4-5 days.

Lighting: As Jade is both an indoor and outdoor plant, it can take bright sunlight to thrive as well as bright indoor lights. Make sure it gets partial shade, preferably from the afternoon sun.

Fertilizing: Since it is a Bonsai plant thriving in a pot, it is necessary to replenish the soil nutrients often. Any general-purpose liquid fertilizer at half its recommended strength can be used every other month.

Trimming: Trimming should be done if you want to keep your tree miniature and in shape. But, make sure you are not removing its new growth completely as it is essential to sustain its health.

Soil: A well-draining sandy soil is preferred.

Additional information

Weight 2.103 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 45 cm
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