Outdoor bonsai

These are trees that, by nature, must be placed outside, ideal for balconies, gardens and terraces

Cryptomeria

Family

Taxodiaceae

Origin

China, Japan

Etymology

From the Greek «cryptós», hidden, unknown, and «meros», part, because of the distinctive color of the parts which don’t receive the light.

Cryptomeria

Characteristics

Evergreen tree of linear leaves. It belongs to the order of conifers.


Place

Outdoor, in full sun all year. It is recommended to spray the foliage with pure water in summer. It must be protected from frost.


Irrigation

Abundant in summer, and moderate in winter.


Fertilization

Spring and fall.

Transplant

Every 3 or 5 years, in spring.

Substratum

Akadama and volcanic gravel 50%-50%.


Pruning and nipping

Pruning

At the beginning of the spring sprouting.

Nipping

Remove the tips of the tender buds with your fingers, by pulling the centre of the bud, leaving some of its needles.

Fencing

Spring.


Curiosities

In autumn the leaves can turn to a dark red-copper color that lasts until spring. This is due to the presence of protective pigments against the cold.


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Cryptomeria