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practical guidance on how to care for your Bonsai Jade

jade is a kind of evergreen tree that normally grows in South Africa. Although this tree is easy to care, it must never be exposed to places with temperatures reaching 50 degrees below Fahrenheit. It also has to be provided with a large amount of sunlight, so that their elliptical leaves develop red edges start. During the autumn, the tree Jade is especially nice because of its white flowers with an impressive star shape. The best styles of bonsai tree for Jade is matte and informal upright because of its thick and dense branch structure.

Location and placement

Jade bonsai grow well in places where conditions of low or high brightness there. If you are a beginner in growing bonsai, the jade is an excellent species to grow, as it is fairly easy to maintain. If you are placing it outdoors, make sure that the minimum temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, this species is more suitable as a houseplant, provided an ample supply of natural sunlight is obtained for at least 5 hours a day. When autumn comes, you will appreciate the tree even more surprisingly because of its beautiful flowers that begins in late September or early October.

irrigation requirements

Its aim to ensure the health of your plant is providing it with a sufficient amount of water. What is special about the jade is the fact that its leaves can retain moisture better than other species. With this in mind, you should water the plant lightly while allowing the soil moisture and thus enjoy dry between waterings. During the winter, it is ideal for watering the tree Jade every two to three weeks and make sure you have the floor “breathe” before you start pouring more water in your plant. To find out if your plant needs to be watered or not, you may consider lifting the pot to determine if its still heavy, damp or light and dry.

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Practical Guide on How to Care for Your Jade Bonsai


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the right time to fertilize your bonsai is during spring, when new growth is observed in the plant. You also need to feed your Jade with a balanced type of fertilizer to promote vigorous growth. A liquid organic or chemical fertilizer can work, as long as the latter is diluted with water to reduce it to 1/2 strength. The feeding is done every two weeks during spring and once a month during the winter. Interestingly, the plant responds well and quickly when fertilized, so make this an important regime bonsai care.

The pruning and wiring

Jade is an excellent species for growing bonsai as it grows slowly. In fact, it can take about 2 decades before it reaches about 3 feet tall. If you want to pursue growth near its bottom, you should pinch back new growth to achieve this objective. His wounds can also heal in just one to two weeks, unless their cuts are deep.

When wiring the jade bonsai tree, make sure you start at the base portion of the bonsai up to the branch intends to train. In about 3 to 6 weeks, one can expect their branches to maintain the desired shape. At that point, you can remove the wire to prevent cut through the branches.

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