Outdoor bonsai

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

Gardenia

Family

Rubiaceae

Origin

China, Japan

Gardenia

Characteristics

Evergreen bush. Appreciated for its white flowers with a sweet odour of coconut.


Place

Exterior, in the sun for the whole year. Protect against frost.


Irrigation

Abundant in summer and in moderation in autumn.


Fertilization

From spring to autumn.

Transplant

Every 2 years in spring.

Substratum

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


Pruning and nipping

Pruning

After flowering. When the stem has developed 6 to 8 leaves, cut and leave only 3 leaves.

Nipping

After flowering. When the stem has developed 6 to 8 leaves, cut and leave only 3 leaves.

Fencing

In spring.


Curiosities

In Japan the variety radicans which has got a narrower leaf, a small flower and an orange fruit is very popular.


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