Almost everyone who sees a Bonsai tree is in love with it. They seem to be at once sophisticated yet simple at the same time. A Bonsai tree, which is carefully can live in a very long period. There is actually a Bonsai tree in the National Arboretum in Washington, DC, there are more than 385 years old. While Bonsai has exhibited the ability to live in an extended period, they can be a challenge to grow, especially for the first time grower. It is expected that most people want to kill their first Bonsai simply from lack of experience.
Among the large number of trees grown as Bonsais every year, fit the Jade Bonsai perhaps best for beginning grower. The Jade Bonsai, which is also known as small leaves Jade or plant elephant is a succulent plant which is native to South Africa.
Jade Bonsai is a very easy plant to take care. A succulent means that the plant contains large quantities of water in its thick foliage, branches and trunk, which translates to less irrigation. Although it is easy to care, requires this Bonsai still cropping and framing. Cropping will stimulate new growth and help to grow a strong trunk. Cropping is also necessary to remove excess leaves, not within the scheme artistic you envisioned for the tree.
As a new tree, the bark of the jade plant is green, but as the tree matures bark turns to a reddish brown, and finally to a slate gray as tree when full maturity. The leaves of the Jade Bonsai is fleshy in texture and has a green blue leafs. Jade Bonsai produces star-shaped flowers in the early days of the winter. These delicate flowers can vary from white to a very dark purple color
Being a tropical plant, Jade Bonsai will not tolerate cold climates, so if you live in a colder climate Jade Bonsai should be treated as an indoor plant. If you live in a warmer area or during the summer months in a colder climate, blossom Jade Bonsai nicely, if located out of doors in a full sun area. In both cases, regular watering the tree required. Remember not to over water tree, however, only keep the soil moist.
As your Jade Bonsai matures, it will respond very nicely on the wiring. You can begin to design your jade Bonsai with cables within the first 4 weeks. However, be very careful, as you raise the branches to which they are still very fragile and will break easily. Because the body can store large quantities of water, it is recommended that you are a conservative irrigation just prior to the wiring this tree.
Your Jade Bonsai must also repotting every two years. This process should take place in early spring. Allow soil and dry out fully before repotting. Is then placed in a shady place until you can see new growth. After the water it as usual.