Very elegant conifer with leaves very similar to those of the Cupressus genus, which is why it is known as false cypress.
Given its lighting needs, we can assert that it is moderately demanding since it can be located in a place with semi-shade or with direct exposure to the sun, interchangeably.
It is necessary to let the surface layer of the substrate dry slightly between two watering. Avoid waterlogging. They prefer light and airy soils. In winter water thinly.
It doesn’t like the excess of lime, so it’s important to water with quality water.
From spring to mid-autumn with organic fertilizer or liquid NUTRIBONSAI from MISTRAL, applied every two weeks through irrigation water.
Every 3 or 4 years, in early spring.
A mixt of 3 parts of Akadama, with 3 parts of Kanuma, and 4 parts of volcanic soil 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
Flowering pruning to be done in Spring, after flowering.
Throughout the growing season we can go lightly pinching, to get a denser crown.
It can be wired throughout the year, but better in early fall.