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Jade Bonsai - Plant

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Bonsai is closely resembling circumstances in nature. These styles are open to personal interpretation and creativity of nature.

    What makes it special:
  • A Bonsai tree is a replication of nature.
  • Enhance the aesthetic appeal.
  • A tree which is planted in a shallow container.
  • Best for both indoor and outdoor.
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About Jade Bonsai

The jade tree plant is part of a plant classification known as succulents. The jade plant has thick, glossy, deep green, oval-shaped leaves and thick, brown stems. The Jade has a thick trunk and a fine branch structure with thick oval green succulent leaves.

During autumn sometimes small white flowers appear, but only when the tree has experienced droughts in the season. The bark is green and soft when young, becoming red-brown when

Plant Specifications

Plant Height6 inch (15 cm)
Plant Spread 8 inch (20 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Elephant Bush, Portulacaria Afra
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sunlight

  • The bonsai should be positioned outside or near window in a sunny or semi-shaded place. Keep the plant indoor or outdoor with 3 to 5 hours of sunlight.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season feed the organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Re-potting
  • Repot the bonsai every two in spring seaon. It tolerate root pruning well.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Prunning:
  • Trim the new shoots leaving one or two pairs of leaves.
  • If the canopy becomes very dense the leaves should be thinned out in order to let light get in, prevent the inner twigs from dying and encourage back-budding.

  • Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Donts
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Jade Bonsai care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect /Artificial bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight 2 to 4 house of direct sunlight
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained and coarse potting soil
    Temperature 25 to 35 degree C
    Fertilizer Bonsai fertilizer

    Jade Bonsai special feature

    Realistic representation of nature in the miniature form.

    Jade Bonsai uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Bonsai use to create natural beauty in a small space

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to wire bonsai plants?

    You can easily wire to your Bonsai plants Try to wire two branches of similar thickness located near each other with one piece of wire (double-wiring) where possible, and wire the remaining branches separately (single-wiring). Wire all the branches you intend to shape before actually bending them. When wiring an entire tree, work from the trunk to the primary branches and then start wiring the secondary branches. As a rule of thumb, use wire of 1/3 of the thickness of the branch you are wiring. The wire should be thick enough to hold the branch in its new shape.

    How to repot bonsai plants?

    Re-potting Bonsai plant is very easy, but it requires proper knowledge and skills to repot it. A Bonsai needs to be repotted when the roots circle around the root system. When the roots are still contained in soil then do not repot it. Fast-growing Bonsai plants need to be re-potted every 2 years, while older, more mature plants need to be repotted every 3 to 5 years. Repotting needs to be done during the early spring Often Bonsai are anchored to the pot they are planted in so in that case cut the wire, carefully remove plant from its pot, now check the roots are circling around the inside of the pot. Using a chopstick start removing the old soil, starting on the sides and bottom of the plant, avoid damaging roots in this process. Using scissors, cut away any roots that have grown too long do not prune more than 30% of all roots. The root pruning is important for balancing the growth of your Bonsai. Repot the plant into same pot and assure that cover the drainage holes with mesh.

    Do bonsai plants need water?

    Yes, Bonsai plant need water, Apply Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

    Can bonsai plants live indoors?

    Yes, it depends on the type of plants you have selected. There are both indoor and outdoor Bonsai are available.

    Are bonsai plants hard to take care of?

    No, Bonsai plants are very easy to care when compare to other plants because they requires very less care, just they need regular prunning.

    How to make bonsai plants at home?

    It is very easy to make Bonsai at home, but you should have the proper skills. for making Bonsai plant at home you, should select the plant which are suitable for Bonsai like they should be hardy in nature and can withstand severe pruning. After selection of plant select the pot with drainage hole which are shallow but not too in depth. Use sand, small pebbles, soil, charcoal etc. as a media. First spread the potting mix as a first layer then keep the plant in the pot and keep the potting mix on surrounding remaining part of the plant, later water it.

    How bonsai plants are made?

    Bonsai plants are made by certain species of plants that are very hardy and they can withstand of severe pruning and they grow in a shallow pot with proper technique.

    What are bonsai plants?

    Bonsai plants are a replication of nature, in the form of a miniature tree. The word Bonsai is a Japanese term which, literally translated, means planted in a container.

    How to water bonsai plants?

    Before water, Bonsai plant Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

    How bonsai plants are kept small?

    You can keep your Bonsai plant small by regular pruning and training technique.

    When to transplant bonsai plants?

    When your Bonsai plant are fully mature and there roots are coming out of the current pot. The best time to transplant your Bonsai plant is the spring(February-March).

    Where to keep bonsai plants?

    Bonsai plant always keep them at a place where they are getting direct natural bright light for at least 1-3 hours, but it also depends on the species of bonsai plant you are growing.

    How to shape bonsai plants?

    You can give best shape to your Bonsai plants by using different methods like, by wiring around the branches, by giving regular pruning of branches and roots and by tying with different materials in different direction.

    Are bonsai plants lucky?

    Yes, Bonsai plants are Japanese term and these are believed to bring good luck and harmony.

    How to trim bonsai plants?

    You can trim your bonsai plants very easily, Use bonsai clippers to remove any dead branches. Then decide which branches to trim in order to maintain the desired design, and then trim the roots which are extra growing outside of the pot.

    How to do bonsai plants?

    It is very easy to make Bonsai plants, but you should have the proper skills For making Bonsai plant at home you, should select the plant which are suitable for Bonsai like they should be hardy in nature and can withstand severe pruning. After selection of plant select the pot with a drainage hole which are shallow but not too in-depth. Use sand, small pebbles, soil, charcoal etc. as a media. First spread the potting mix as a first layer then keep the plant in the pot and keep the potting mix on surrounding remaining part of the plant, later water it.

    How big do bonsai plants get?

    It depends on you, but most of Bonsai plants are less than 1 meter in length and its root do not grow more than 25 centimeters in length. Maximum height of Bonsai is up to 5 meters in height.

    How to care bonsai plants?

    Bonsai plants are very easy to care Its care depends on the species of plants you have selected,minimum morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day and well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich soil. Apply water when the top soil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Practice regular training and pruning in order to maintain proper shape.

    Are bonsai trees indoor plants?

    It depends on the type of plants you have selected. There are both indoor and outdoor Bonsai are available.

    How long do bonsai plants live?

    Bonsai plants can live more than 100 years if properly care and managed.

    Do bonsai plants need sunlight?

    It depends on the species of plants you have selected for Bonsai. But almost every Bonsai plants need minimal natural bright light(1-3 hrs) for normal growth.

    What are bonsai plants good for?

    Bonsai plants are good for homes or offices is that they help in purifying the air in their surroundings. Also, it symbolizes peace, balance and harmony. It shows the tenacious fight of a tree against elements to create a true miniature replica of what we admire in nature.

    Are bonsai plants good feng shui?

    Yes, Bonsai plants are good feng shui choice for you if you love it and take good care of it.

    Are bonsai indoor plants?

    Yes, it depends on the type of plants you have selected. There are both indoor and outdoor Bonsai are available.

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    • What is the size of the container?

      Approx. 24 cm Lenght and 7 cm height