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Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree Care Sheet

General Description:

The Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree from our wholesale nursery is originally from the southernmost regions of China and is a tropical evergreen, and therefore makes an excellent indoor species. It prefers warm temperatures during the winter and will do well if kept in a sunny window.

This amazing bonsai tree is known for its delicate white blossoms that bloom throughout the year and its tiny, vivid green leaves that provide a striking contrast with the reddish brown bark. The leaves tend to be shiny and have small, white dots on the surface – this is normal; it is not an insect! Please be sure you check out our full selection of wholesale bonsai trees for sale from our nursery after you have read up on the Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree.

Temperature:

Since this tree is native to a tropical area, it will need to be kept in a year round temperature between 50 and 75 degrees. It is the perfect indoor bonsai.

Watering:

Again, this tree is native to the tropics and needs to be kept moderately moist. Do not let the root ball to dry out completely, as that will cause the tree to completely stop growing. Water very regularly and make sure that the water runs off at the bottom of the pot. Mist the foliage to help simulate a humid environment.

Lighting:

We recommend that you do not keep your Fukien Tea Tree indoors in direct sunlight during midday to avoid the risk of drying out. It prefers a bright window, but if you do choose to take it outside when the temperatures are right, ensure it is placed in a partially shaded area.

Trimming:

The Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree can be easily shaped and is well suited for the Informal Upright Style. We recommend that you trim new shoots back to 2 or 3 leaves, after it has grown into 6 or 8. If you begin shaping through pruning early in its life, you do not even need to wire!

Fertilizing:

We recommend that you fertilize this tree during the Spring and Summer every two weeks with a liquid bonsai fertilizer. Make sure that the tree is always well watered before applying fertilize, avoiding any chance of root burn.

Repotting:

We recommend that you repot your bonsai in the Spring every two years. Do not cut more that 10% of the roots off.

Potential Insects or Pests:

Possible problems you could run into are sticky leaves, spider webs, and yellow leaves. If you notice an infestation, it is best to mix 1 quart of warm water with 1 tsp of dish soap and clean the leaves completely, followed by the thorough rinsing with clean water. As always, proper care and good health will help keep pests and diseases away. Remember to regularly dust the leaves!

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