Buddhist Pine Podocarpus Bonsai Tree Small
Buddhist Pine Podocarpus Bonsai Tree Small
There are a number of extras that you can choose when ordering your bonsai tree. These are listed below.
A -Just The Tree
We will send the tree and pot.
B – With Fertiliser
The tree and a 250ml bottle of liquid bonsai fertiliser. There are instructions for use on the rear of the bottle.
C – With Small Scissors
The tree and a pair of 120mm carbon steel bonsai scissors for light pruning.
D – With Fertiliser & Small Scissors
Fertiliser & small scissors as above.
E – With Long Handled Scissors
185mm pruning scissors which enable easier pruning.
F – With Basic Gift Set
Our basic gift Set includes 250ml liquid bonsai fertiliser, 120mm pruning scissors and a drip tray, which may be a dark grey plastic or a ceramic tray which matches the pot colour if we have one available.
G – With Regular Gift Set
Our regular gift set includes a 250ml bottle of bonsai fertiliser, a drip tray and a pair of 120mm long handled bonsai pruning scissors and a copy of The Bonsai Specialist book.
H – With Superior Gift Set
Our superior gift set includes a 250ml bottle of bonsai fertiliser, a drip tray, a pair of 185mm long handled bonsai pruning scissors and a copy of The Bonsai Specialist book.
I – With Premium Gift Set
Our premium gift set includes a 250ml bottle of bonsai fertiliser, a drip tray, 185mm long handled bonsai pruning scissors and a copy of The Bonsai Specialist book. It also include a bonsai wire cutter tool and 100g of bonsai wire in a range of sizes.
J – With Stainless Gift Set
Our stainless gift set includes a 250ml bottle of bonsai fertiliser, a drip tray, top quality stainless steel pruning scissors and a copy of The Bonsai Specialist book. It also includes top quality stainless steel bonsai wire cutter tool and 100g of bonsai wire in a range of sizes.
K – With 7 Piece Tool Kit
A range of tools created specially for bonsai tree enthusiast. A great gift or tool set which will help you to make and care for bonsai trees.
Set comprises of:
Curved handle shears – 180mm, Curved handle shears – 120mm, Long handle scissors – 185mm
Wire cutter – 170mm, Knob cutter 170mm, Branch cutter 170mm, Coco brush – 140mm
Presented in a black carry case
L – With Bonsai Encylopedia
A copy of Bonsai by Dorling Kindersley
244 pages, full colour, covering a wide range of subjects relating to the art of bonsai.
Buddhist Pine (Podocarpus) Bonsai Tree Care
The Podocaprus is an evergreen tree with stiff, thick foliage similar to Yew trees and an upright growth habit. The most commonly found species used in bonsai is Podocarpus Macrophylla.
In the wild it forms a stately tree commonly around forty feet high but with the capacity to get taller than this. When growing in full sun the foliage is very dense though it also grows in shaded positions.
It is found throughout Japan, China and other parts of eastern Asia.
In bonsai it a most frequently found in the informal upright style and in small groups. It also lends itself to formal upright, slanting, semi-cascade, twin-trunk, triple-truck and clasped to rock.
Harder to grow in a normal room or office setting, where it dislikes the dryness of the air. Misting the tree will help but it is still difficult to do. Will grow in a conservatory or sunny porch, where you should move it outside when frosts cease from the year. Outdoors, site in full sun, perhaps with light shade in hot summer weather. Some protection from frosty weather is recommended.
Water daily in summer, keep the soil moist at other times.
Feed once a month from spring to autumn. The tree also benefits from an application of chelated iron once or twice a year.
The tree extends shoots of lighter green foliage when growing. These can be cut or pinched back to a few new leaves after first being allowed to extend for 7 to 10cm. This will encourage back-budding along the branches and therefore tighter growth. Old, yellow leaves can be removed to keep the tree looking fresh.
Branches can we wired with ease. Older trees can be brittle so care is required.
Podocarpus grow slowly and repotting is required only about every 3-4 years, Used a general bonsai soil mix. Do not remove a large amount of roots in one go, only about 10-20% of the root mass.
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