Carmona Retusa, Fukien Tea Bonsai (0.30m)
Carmona retusa or commonly known as Fukien Tea or Philippine Tea Tree. Carmona retusa with small white flowers and small drupe fruits. The fruit is consumed raw while leaves infusion is used as a tea substitute. C. retusa is also planted as an ornamental hedge.
- Full Sunlight, Partial Sunlight
- Watering: Keep the tree moist, as it doesn’t like droughts. But be careful not to water too often because it doesn't like soil wetness either. As soon as the soil surface gets dry the tree needs to be watered generously but it must not be left standing in excess water.
- Feeding: Solid organic fertilizer is appropriate for the Fukien Tea Bonsai because its roots are sensitive. Liquid fertilizers can also be used in carefully measured dosage and only on moist soil. Feed the tree well from spring to autumn following the directions for use, but in winter less often.
- Pruning: The Fukien tree can take pruning quite well and regular trimming will make the tree grow a dense branch structure. Young shoots are tender and flexible so that they are easy to trim or wire. Mature twigs and branches are hard and brittle, so use appropriate tools for pruning and be careful when you want to wire and bend them.
- approx. 35cm H x 30cm W (vary in sizes)
- Pot Size: ø 25cm x H 10cm
- Material: Black plastic pot with drainage holes