Indoor bonsai

Indoor says trees are trees coming primarily from tropical climates that do not support low temperatures. We must place them indoors, always close to a source of natural light.

Carmona sp.

Family

Boraginaceae

Origin

Southeast Asia

Etymology

Ing: Fukien tea

Carmona sp.

Characteristics

It is a tropical evergreen leaf tree. It’s appreciated for its shiny leaves, white flowers and small red fruits.


Place

Ideally in a Mediterranean climate, outdoors during the summer months and protected from cold temperatures the rest of the year.
In colder climates keep in a greenhouse throughout the year.


Irrigation

Generously in summer and decreasing in winter. Spray leaves with pure water.


Fertilization

From spring to autumn.

Transplant

Every 3 years in late spring.

Substratum

100% Akadama or mixed with 20% of volcanic clay.


Pruning and nipping

Pruning

Can be carried out throughout the year.

Nipping

Using tweezers prune back to 2 leaves after 6 to 8 leaves have grown.

Fencing

Can be carried out throughout the year.


Curiosities

In the Carmona genus we find that the ones with small leaves grow to become miniature bonsai while the ones with bigger leaves grow slightly larger size trees because their growth ratio is higher.


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Carmona sp.