Evergreen shrub or tree that can reach 7 meters high. Its lanceolate leaves, serrated or with smooth margins, are dark green with yellow edges. The fruits form fleshy capsules that contain relatively large seeds.
Outdoor plants that need to be placed in full sun or in semi-shade. It resists temperatures below zero and the strong wind well.
Shrub that needs a lot of humidity. We will water with plenty of water when we observe that the surface of the soil is dry.
From spring to mid-autumn with organic fertilizer or liquid NUTRIBONSAI from MISTRAL, applied every two weeks through irrigation water.
Every 2 or 3 years, in early spring, a little before the start of spring sprouting.
A mixt of 6 parts of Akadama, with 4 parts of volcanic gravel 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 will be done only to give the desired shape.
Throughout the growing season we can perform light pinching to get a denser cup.
It is not a bonsai to which the wiring of its branches is practiced much. However, in case of doing so, it is advisable to do it before the sprouting.
Because of its bright colors, it is an ornamental species valued by landscapers and gardeners.