Bonsai Carmona microphylla - PlantCarmona microphylla
A lovely bonsai tree for indoors
Bonsai Carmona (Bonsai Carmona microphylla) is a handsome, exotic bonsai which closely resembles its larger natural counterpart. This specimen is approximately 14 years old. Dish and saucer included (24 x 15 cm).Show more
Show moreWarmth and light are essential so as soon as possible after receiving the Bonsai Carmona, place it on a sunny windowsill where the temperature will not drop below 50º F (10º C) moving it to a warmer spot in wintry weather. If placed in full sun the small tree may burn slightly.
Show moreWater your bonsai Carmona regularly, the soil should not dry out. However, waterlogged soil is not tolerated. From the spring through to autumn, regularly add plant food when watering. A high humidity is appreciated, sprinkle the plant with rain water. Turn the tree regularly so the leaves receive sufficient light on all sides. By pruning the bonsai tree it remains small. Let new shoots grow until there are 8 leaves, then prune back to 2 leaves. Pay special attention to the beautiful form of the whole tree when doing this. Repot the small tree every two years in a slightly larger pot. In the winter the tree must be placed in a cooler place. The minimum temperature is 15°C.
Pruning Bonsai CarmonaYou can keep your bonsai tree small with regular pruning. Allow new shoots to grow 8 leaves then prune back to two. Keep an eye on the pretty shape of the tree when pruning.
Pot your bonsai up to a slightly larger dish every two years. That's the time to also prune those longer roots back.
Show moreCarmona microphylla is a rather large, evergreen shrub from China, related to the tea bush. The branches are covered with small, shiny leaves. In the spring, star-shaped white flowers appear between the leaves. This species is ideal for bonsai pruning. We have designed a very beautiful bonsai-shaped bush, complete with bowl and saucer. The small tree is about 14 years old. This bonsai-tree has the same form as the large tree Carmona, but miniature. This bonsai is also called Ehretia.