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.

Psidium

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

Tree native to tropical America.

Psidium

Characteristics

It is a tree or small shrub up to 5 meters high. Grayish brown trunk. Opposite leaves of leathery texture, oblong-elliptic and large. Pubescent underside. The most characteristic is its fruit, the “guava”: Spherical, up to 10 cm in diameter; Fleshy, greenish yellow with white to pink flesh; Acid taste.


Location

Needs a lot of light. Full sun. Very sensitive to frost.


Watering

No excess with irrigation. It is necessary to let the surface layer of the substrate dry slightly between two watering, watching in summer that it does not suffer thirst. They prefer light and airy soils. In winter water thinly.


Fertilization

From spring to mid-autumn with organic fertilizer or liquid NUTRIBONSAI from Mistral Bonsai.
Fertilization must be interrupted during extremely hot summer periods.

Re-potting

Every 3 years, in early spring.

Substrate

A mixture of 6 parts of Akadama, with 4 parts of volcanic ground can be used; otherwise, if not available, Mistral Bonsai TERRABONSAI can also be used.
After transplanting it is convenient to water with a solution of VITABONSAI from Mistral Bonsai, to accelerate the recovery of the tree.


Pruning and pinching

Pruning

We can perform pruning in mid-spring, just before the heat starts.

Pinching

We will pinch throughout the growing season to control the shaping of its crown. The appearance of dry branches is relatively frequent, that we will have to eliminate.

Wiring

Its branches are relatively flexible. It is recommended for the shaping of its crown, to combine pruning with wiring.


Curiosities

Fruit very rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Consumed raw or in jams and com-potes. It also has medicinal uses and is cultivated for its ornamental value.


Share it!

Psidium