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Common name- Chinese elm (also Chinese Zelcova)

Scientific Name - Ulmus Parvifolia

Characterization: Native to China, Korea and Japan, it belongs to the Ulmaceae family.

Also known as Chinese Zelcova, it is a small, semi-deciduous or deciduous tree, very appreciated in Bonsai for its fine branching, bark (creates "scales" with age) and easy modeling.

Location: Ideally, it likes to live outdoors (where it can behave like a deciduous tree, in more rigorous winters), and, if grown in an interior well exposed to light and sun without climate control, it lives in good conditions in both locations, It is essential to get 2 to 3 hours of direct sunlight a day, and if indoors, always be next to a window without curtains or blinds.

Watering: Water consumption depends a lot on the vegetative state in which it is found, with high consumption when it has a new leaf, which becomes more moderate with the "ripening" of the leaf.

Water the soil abundantly until enough water comes out of the drainage holes in order to uniformly moisten the soil, always from above (never by immersion), using a very fine-grained watering can (there are specific for Bonsai).

Allow the surface layer of soil to dry between each watering (to confirm that the plant already needs water, touch the earth with your fingers).

If you have a dish under the Bonsai, never leave any water in it (to prevent the roots from rotting).

There is no advantage in spraying the leaves, only do it on days when you fertilize and if the fertilizer is specific for foliar application, but make sure that they arrive dry at night to avoid fungus.

Nutrition: With ""FertilBonsai" from February to October/November, and with "BioBonsai" the whole year when indoors or from February to November if outdoors. He likes "complete" nutrition plans and appreciates reinforcement with "microbonsai" (also from February to October/November).

Pruning: It responds well to drastic pruning, which is done at the end of winter before sprouting, or in summer after defoliation. Maintenance pruning should be done as new leaves appear, growing 5 to 6 leaves and then cutting by the first or second.

Transplant: With "TerraBonsai-Folosas" and "RhizaBonsai" at the end of January after the frosts, before starting sprouting always with a strong pruning, or in the summer with total defoliation.

Wiring: Can be wired all year round, usually with heavy pruning or defoliation.

Ulmeiro 6 anos

SKU: P1993
  • Bonsai bowl 15x10x6 cm  |  Total height 32 cm

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