Indoor bonsai

The so-called indoor trees are mostly trees from tropical origins, that do not support low temperatures. We must place them indoors, always close to a source of natural light.

Ligustrum sp.

Family

Oleaceae

Origin

China, Japan and Europe.

Ligustrum sp.

Characteristics

Evergreen tree or tree of deciduous leaves. Very appreciated for the formation of hedges because after a drastic pruning it is very vigorous.


Place

In Mediterranean climate areas, outside in full sun throughout the year. In colder areas, to be protected from frost.


Irrigation

Abundant in summer and in moderation in winter.


Fertilization

In spring and autumn.

Transplant

Every 2 years, at the beginning of spring.

Substratum

100% Akadama, or a mixture of Akadama with 20% of volcanic earth.


Pruning and nipping

Pruning

At the beginning of spring.

Nipping

Prune back to 2 pairs of leaves after it has formed 4 pairs.

Fencing

The whole year.


Curiosities

The black-red juice of the fruits is utilized to colour and sometimes to modify the colour of the wines, to give them the appearance of a mature wine.


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Ligustrum sp.