Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree 5339

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Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree 5339 come in a custom handmade signed dated bonsai pot overall height 32" tall.

Fukien tea -
Carmona microphylla or Ehretia microphylla
General Information:
A very small genus of tropical tree which was once
referred to (and still often listed as) Carmona. The most widely known
Ehretia species is the Fukien tea, a tropical shrub originating in Southern
China and other parts of Southeast Asia. It is very popular for bonsai in
China, but not a traditional favorite in Japan. It can be grown outdoors in
warm climates, but is quite popular as an indoor bonsai. Ehretia anacua, a
recent addition to bonsai, is more resistant to heat and draught.
Lighting
: Likes a bright position (1000 Lux). Most sources recommend only
about an hour of direct sunlight daily, although success has been reported
growing it in a sunny position all day.
Temperature
: Ehretia prefers temperatures between 60-72F in winter,
although occasional dips into the forties produce no ill effects. In the
summer, most books recommend protection from extreme heat, although the
plant has been successfully grown in sweltering Texas weather. Ehretia
does not like draughts.
Watering
: Keep well watered, reducing watering only slightly in winter.
Never allow Ehretia to stand in water, or allow the soil to dry out completely.
Frequent misting will discourage spider mites, but will apparently
encourage mealy bugs. Choose your
poison! Ehretia anacua, a Texas
native, is more resistant to draughts, and likes to dry out a bit between
waterings, but should not be
allowed to beco
me bone dry.
Feeding
: Every two weeks during growth, every four-six weeks in winter.
Use bonsai food or half strength plant food. Do NOT use Miracid. Fukien tea
does not like to be overfed; Lesniewicz suggests watering well before
feeding to avoid root burn. Feeding weekly has been reported with success
- I would guess that frequency of feeding can be increased as long as the
strength of the food is kept diluted.

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