Chinese Privet Bonsai
The privet bonsai is the perfect plant for those new to gardening and horticulture. With a strong stem and a wide-reaching foliage, this plant takes a number of styling techniques very well and is and elegant showstopper for any room or workspace . Also supplied with a beautiful glazed ceramic pot, this all in one plant makes the perfect gift or treat. This bonsai is also supplied with a matching drip tray, enabling excess water to drain safely without damaging your windowsill, table, or carpet!
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How To Care For Chinese Privet Bonsai
Bonsais like being well-watered. Remember to keep the soil consistently moist, thoroughly soaking once a week. 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.
Keep in a brightly lit area close to a window but out of direct sunlight for optimum conditions.
Bonsais love a humid environment. Be sure to keep your bonsai away from radiators and give your plant a mist every so often. This will help to prevent the leaves from drying out and curling up. To go the extra mile, why not introduce a humidity tray over the colder months of the year?
Bonsais thrive with soil that retains water well. it is recommended that a mixture of grit, peat, and loam should be used with your bonsai.
During the growing season, be sure to use a little fertiliser every week. In spring, it may be worth using nitrogen-heavy fertiliser. However, as you reach summer and autumn it would be wise to use a well-balanced fertileser instead.
Like all plants, bonsais are occasionally prone to pests and diseases. If you notice your plant has been infected, be sure to use some of our natural insecticide, neem oil, to treat.
You should look to repot your bonsai every two years. A good way to gauge this is by looking at your roots. If plenty are touching the sides of the ceramic pot, it’s time to repot!
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.
Bonsai trees have also been shown, in scientific studies, to reduce the incidences of sore throats, dry coughs, colds, and dry skin. The explanation behind this lies behind the bonsai’s ability to naturally regulate your home’s levels of humidity. Similarly, with their natural ability to bring calmness and serenity to those who look at them, bonsais have also been used as “nature therapy” to quicken rates of psychological and physiological rehabilitation in patients.
Bonsai Tree Care guide – Part of the beauty of the Bonsai plant is the small amount of time you tend to it. The biggest tip one can give is to keep it wet, especially the shallow roots. If you do this, with little light or any other attention your Bonsai will survive. If you really want to see your Bonsai thrive, patience is key. Use a Bonsai care tool such as these Bonsai pruning shears to prune the shape you desire. Fertilising regularly during the growing season is crucial for Bonsai to thrive. As it grows repotting or transplanting your Bonsai will resupply the tree with the nutrients it needs to grow and flourish.
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 nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Please note: this product includes a glazed ceramic pot and drip tray.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.