Chinese Privet Bonsai
The privet is a strong plant, takes all bonsai styling techniques very well and is also a good choice for beginners.
Only 4 left in stock
About Chinese Privet Bonsai
The privet is a strong plant, takes all bonsai styling techniques very well and is also a good choice for beginners. Privets are indigenous to Japan, China and Korea. They are commonly used as residential hedges. Their responsiveness and amenability to pruning make them particularly suitable as bonsai trees. The trees produce white blooms in the spring and berries in the fall.
- Soil – This plant likes well-drained soil.
- Location and light – This tree likes a place in full sun during the growing season or, if the sunlight is very intense in your country, semi-shade during the hottest weeks.
- Watering – Water when the top third of the soil has dried out and let it dry out more during autumn and winter. For those in shadier places; water when half of the soil has dried out to counteract the chance of over-watering, especially in the winter months.
If the plant is starting to get stunted growth, dry spots appearing on the leaves and yellowing older leaves. Than the plant is or under-watered, is in a too bright/hot spot, is pot bound or pot-bound.
If the plant starts getting yellowing lower leaves, brown mushy patches developing in the stems and mouldy soil. Than the plant is or over-watered, gets too little light, has lack of drainage or incorrect soil and possibly got root rot.
- Humidity – Create a humidity tray to provide a moist and stable environment for your plant. If the surrounding saturation is too low or the heat too high, its leaf-edges may start to brown over and curl, especially in direct sunlight. Hose the foliage down from time to time to hydrate the leaves and keep the dust levels down.
- Fertilisation – You can use houseplant feed once a week in spring and summer and once a month during autumn and winter. Although a ‘houseplant’ feed will still do the job, it is recmmendable to use a specific Bonsai-labelled fertiliser. As it’ll support the vital thirteen nutrients that this species will need to grow.Directly applying a ‘ready to pour’ feed into the soil without a pre-water beforehand will burn the roots.
- Common pest – Not common to get pest. In rare cases spidermites, scale, whiteflies and weevils can occure.
Chinese Privet Bonsai is toxic to humans and pets. When eaten it can cause burning and swelling of the lips, tongue and throat and it can cause nause, vomiting and diarrhea.
Please note: this product includes a glazed ceramic pot and drip tray.
Only 4 left in stock
How To Care For Chinese Privet Bonsai
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