Jade Tree Bonsai
The Jade Tree is a tree that is native to South Africa. It is most commonly grown as a house plant but makes an excellent indoor Bonsai tree. This is a tree that evolved in South Africa, and what do you think of when you think of Africa? Heat, and lots of it is a very good guess.
You should not let the Jade tree Bonsai experience conditions that are less then about 6degrees centigrade (42degrees fahrenheit). This tree will not like you very much, and it will suffer. As I mentioned earlier if you want to grow an indoor Bonsai, this is an excellent option to grow. It’s a strong tree that is a little like a camel – it gets as much moisture into the leaves as it can.
This means that you should let the soil in this tree dry before giving it a light drink. Don’t saturate the roots and make sure that the pot that you use has a good hole or holes in the bottom to get rid of excess water. Doing this encourages large growth in the root system and will provide a better tree for you.
Wiring this tree is fairly simple to do. Use a very light wire and bend the branches a little at a time. Don’t go overboard – it’s a little bit of a catch. It wires easily, but apply the wire too hard and you will mark the tree and the bark. Be gentle, but wiring will work well.
Speaking of wiring, the ideal shape for this tree is that of the informal upright. This shape looks good and will be easy to deal with.
The leaves on this tree can grow to large sizes depending on the species of Jade you are using. If you want the leaves to look small in in proportion to the rest of the tree, regular pruning is essential. Keep the pruning up for a good result.
The Jade Tree makes an excellent indoor Bonsai tree. If you want to grow one inside this is the perfect option. Next to a window in a warm and sunny environment is the perfect way to grow the Jade Bonsai tree.