Bonsai Ilex 9 yr
Pot size 20 cm
Underplate not included
Native to Japan and Russia the Ilex crenata is an evergreen tree with small scalloped dark-green leaves and fine twiggy growth. It flowers in...
Native to Japan and Russia the Ilex crenata is an evergreen tree with small scalloped dark-green leaves and fine twiggy growth. It flowers in summer with insignificant tiny white flowers followed by black berries. This tree is suitable for outdoors in either sun or shade. Comes grown and trained in a glazed ceramic Bonsai planter without under plate as its outdoor specimen. Supplied pot can vary in colour.
|Botanical name||Ilex crenata|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Potsize plant||20 cm|
|Preferred Soil||Well drained soil|
|Mature width||20 cm - 30 cm|
How to take care of Bonsai Ilex 9 yr
Your Bonsai Ilex 9 yr requires a bright place but avoid direct sunlight to prevent withering. For a successful indoor bonsai you need to provide good sunlight and fresh air movement, additional humidity will also help. If this cannot be provided then grow your bonsai as an outdoor specimen in a sheltered location. Daily watering of the roots and sprinkling of the leaves is necessary. When the top of the soil looks dry, immerse the pot in water (just over the rim of the pot) until air bubbles cease, your Bonsai Ilex 9 yr must remain damp at all times. Take the pot out of the water and drain. Do this once a week. Feed once every 2 weeks from spring to late summer with a Fertilizer . Trim Bonsai Ilex 9 yr regularly with a sharp pair of scissors, as new shoots emerge shape some of them with wire remove others this will encourage growth of dense twigs neat foliage. Pruning roots repotting is best done every two years in early spring when the roots will heal quickly, use compost that is free draining but moisture retentive, do not feed for a few weeks afterwards. ATTENTION: in autumn the tree tends to loose part of its leaves, do not worry; the tree is not dead, new foliage will appear. Do not leave Bonsai Ilex 9 yr outside during frosty periods. Place in a conservatory or unheated room.
Brown crisp leaves : Lack of water. Leaf turning yellow : Over watering.Glossy, sticky leaves: Your tree may have Aphids.
For additional instructions see product packaging.