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Bonsai Trees For Sale - Brazilian Rain Bonsai Tree Care Sheet

General Bonsai Description:

The Brazilian Rain Bonsai Tree is, as its name suggests, native to the rainforests of Brazil. The bonsai trees themselves have been dwarfed from their natural size through years and training. This beautiful bonsai is able to tolerate dry conditions and can even tolerate temperatures near freezing! One of the most impressive qualities about the tree, is that the leaves will respond by changing color, either by lightening or darkening, to the ambient temperature. No thermometer? No problem! Just take a look and the color of the leaves will tell you! These trees are a wonder of the tropical rainforest indeed, and you can now have one of your own from the wholesale online store of Nursery Tree Wholesalers.

Lighting:

The Brazilian Rain Tree will do before if it is kept outdoors during the spring and summer in partial to full sun. If you live in a hot dry area, it would be best to supply your tree with a humidity tray to help simulate its natural rainforest environment more closely. If you move the tree inside during a harsh winter, make sure you put it in a location that still receives plenty of sunlight. We recommend at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day for this tree.

Temperature:

We recommend that this bonzai stay outdoors when the temperatures are above freezing. When temperatures do begin to consistently reach the 40 degree mark, you should bring it inside to protect the roots from freezing. Since bonsai trees are constrained to a tiny pot, as opposed to nature where they are spread over and deep into the soil, the roots run a high risk of freezing during the winter. This could cause damage and even death. You want to avoid that right?

Watering:

The Brazilian Rain Tree is not drought tolerant, so the soil should never be allowed to fully dry. Feel for moisture by lightly pressing the topsoil with your fingers – if you do not feel any moisture, it is time to water! But always be on guard against overwatering, as this can cause a significant amount of health problems for your bonsai. Check the moisture level of the soil regularly, and only water when needed. Easy right?

Fertilizing:

We recommend that you fertilize your bonsai tree once a month, beginning in the spring and lasting until the fall. By fertilizing your tree, you are feeding it essential nutrients needed for it to stay healthy and thrive. Since a bonsai tree is constrained to a tiny pot, it is always constrained to a tiny amount of nutrients in the available soil. That is why adding addition nutrients through fertilizing is necessary.

Trimming:

This specific bonsai tree does not need a tremendous amount of attention, which is one of the reasons it is so appealing to many. For this tree, you can simply pinch away any unwanted growth as the tree grows to maintain the shape and desired feel of the bonsai. You should never remove all of the new growth at the same time as this can damage the tree.

Repotting:

We recommend that you repot the Brazilian Rain Tree once every 2 to 3 years in the spring, just before growing season is fully underway. Cut away up to 1/3 of the root ball, and remember it is better to remove the larger roots than the fine, hair-like roots. After repotting, you place the tree in a cool, shaded location for about 2 weeks to allow the roots time to regrow and recover from the “shock” of being repotted. Do not fertilize for 1 month after repotting is complete. Repotting helps to create “room” for the new roots and will prevent the tree from becoming pot bound.

Potential Pests:

The Brazilian Rain Tree is not particularly prone to pests or diseases, but you should inspect your tree periodically for yellowing leaves, spider webs, and brown spots. You can easily remove most and get rid of most pests by following the directions and tips for your specific pests here. You can even use essential oils to help!

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