Portulacaria afra. Bonsai 5 years. Jade Tree or Dwarf Jade.
Portulacaria afra. Bonsai 5 years. Jade Tree or Dwarf Jade. 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.
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Portulacaria afra. Bonsai 5 years. Jade Tree or Dwarf Jade. 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. Bush of about 3m in height, with a brown/grey trunk and thick branches. Its leaves are also thick, green oval or round. The stem is 1 to 2 cm long. It has got lot of small pale pink flowers which are grouped in solid bunches.
Location: Exterior the whole year with lots of sun. It is also adaptable to interior spaces if it is placed besides a window.
Watering: Moderate because of its capacity to store water in its leaves and stem. To make it flower, leave it between 7 and 10 days without watering and then begin watering moderately at first and then in abundance.
Curiosities: In Southern Africa it is commonly eaten, usually as one component of a soup. Be careful, it shouldn't to be confused with the jade plant, which is mildly toxic.
Dimensions in centimeters approx. (width x depth x height): 19.75 x 17.25 x 27.25 cm
Note: The shape and measurements of the bonsais are approximate. The colour and shape of the pot may vary from that of the photo. A bonsai is a living being. The images that appear are non-binding illustrative pictures.
- Leaf type
From spring to end of summer, once a month.
Each 2 or 3 years in spring.
Terrabonsai 100%, or mixed with Akadama.
All the time except in the colder and more humid months.
At the beginning of sprouting eliminate the new leaves at the points of the branches. After that you can defoliate leaving 2 leaves at the point of the stem.
During the whole year. Try not to make very heavy curves. For thick branches you can also use raffia.
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