Tree: Imported fukien tea
Age: 17yrs old
Height; Approx 10-12 inches
Recommended tray and fertilizer
Sun: Shade not direct sun.
Features: It is a very good choice for indoor or outdoor bonsai with its shiny,
oval, dark-green leaves and small white flowers which can bloom all year if
given the right conditions. The Fukien Tea tree produces small berries which
gradually change from green to orange to red. If kept indoors, make sure the tree
gets enough sunlight, without setting too close to the window, where sunlight
can be amplified and burn the tree. Also, the more
sunlight your tree receives the smaller the leaves will grow.
The pot will vary in style and color.
Strongly recommend tray/organic fertilizer......
The Fukien Tea is originally from China and it was named after the province Fukien, in Chinese Fuijan. It is also endemic in parts of Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan and Australia. The Fukien Tea is still very popular for Penjing in China and in Western countries it is a common indoor Bonsai tree.
Its small dark-green shiny leaves have tiny white dots on the upper side and are covered with hairs underneath. Small white flowers can appear all year round and sometimes produce small yellow-red to dark berries.