Fukien Tea Tree Bonsai #1 - 10 Years Old

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  • Ehretia microphylla, synonym Carmona retusa, also known as the Fukien tea tree or Philippine tea tree, is a species of flowering plant in the borage family.
  • Fukien Tea Tree, demanding bright, indirect sunlight. Position it to soak up the morning rays while shielding it from the harsh afternoon glare.
  • Keep the Fukien tea tree moist, but be careful not to overwater because a constant wet soil can also harm it. Fukien Tea Tree needs 0.8 cups of water every 9 days.
  • Your large 10 year old bonsai will arrive at 14" to 18" tall in a 10" container and will perform best indoors. Bonsai will bloom between April - May.
  • The Fukien Tea is a tropical evergreen shrub originating from southern China. This plant works particularly well as a mini bonsai.

What is Bonsai? Literally, the Japanese word 'bonsai' means 'tray tree' or 'plant grown in a pot.' The term refers to the artistic techniques used to capture the natural beauty of trees, rather than a specific variety of tree. A full-grown tree and a bonsai can be grown from the same seed - the bonsai has simply been dwarfed and shaped through years of training. The value of a particular bonsai typically depends on size, age, and training. Generally, more expensive trees are larger, older, and have had more detailed, elaborate training. These qualities combined create the illusion of a large tree in a natural setting.