Dig deeper into the world of beautiful miniature trees by selecting a tropical wonder Gardenia plant from Brussel’s Bonsai. Get the three loveliest features: dark green foliage, exotic perfume and white delicate flowers in one package, all under eight inches. Brussel’s Bonsai delivers the item, already grown for four years under the optimum environment.
- Free shipping all throughout USA, except the state of Arizona
- Tree fitted for outdoor setting
- Flowers in months from March to June
- Glossy leaves, gorgeous alabaster-colored flowers
- Age: 4 years old
- Height: six to eight inches tall
- Total weight with the whole package: around seven pounds, with the shipping: nine pounds
Gardenias are prized flowering plants from Asian, Pacific and Madagascar with potent perfume. The leaves are super green, almost emerald in shade. As such, they are primarily grown outdoors, under strong but not direct sunlight.
Brussel’s Bonsai has striven to grow this variety for four years, turning the plant into bonsai, perfect for indoors. Keep it in under little sunlight for seven days, gradually moving it into a place with more exposure, and the plant should be in healthy condition.
Most of the customers do receive their plants in well packed packages, without any issues with the plant drying out. The packaging is usually not of the styrofoam and popcorn variety, since the former can be absorbed into the roots, and the popcorn can be a contributor to damaging excessive moisture.
In addition, it is actually expected that some of the leaves may turn yellow or brown upon arrival but there should be no other problems when proper care and attention are given.
As a rule, the bonsai has also been reported to thrive after arriving at the clients’ homes. The good side with this type of plant is that it typically does not need daily watering, but only every two to three days in cold seasons, but with plenty of water. When summer and spring come, the plant may be watered once every two days.
Generally, gardenias are hardy plants. They can survive under tropical heat or at least more than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, but tolerate shady areas. When it’s too hot, you may need a tray to be placed under the pot for extra moisture. When it’s too cold, the plant can be placed indoors, in areas with maximum sunlight exposure.
Growing this variety has a lot of rewards for those who don’t give up!
Things to Be Aware of
Taking care of bonsai’s typically requires specialized care and it may be a bit of a challenge even for those who have experience with growing and maintaining gardens of their own. For instances, because they are root-bound, the amount of soil can be very limited.
They have to be watered with a light spray, but it is generally better to go directly into the root systems. The water current should not be too strong that the soil may be washed away and the fertilizer placed may seep through.
Also, when re-potting, which is done every three to five years, soil should be placed under the bonsai and through the free spaces between the roots.
In addition, gardenias can be particular. Getting the flower petals wet may turn them yellow or brown. Getting your Gardenia Bonsai to bloom also require certain conditions, such as placing the plant somewhere cold (35 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) while maintaining enough sunlight.
Flowers may bloom after three or four months after this condition. Also, you cannot use pesticides with gardenias.
The chemicals can be too strong that it not only will kill off insects but also the plant itself. Should you encounter an infected gardenia bonsai, it may be prudent to contact the company before anything else. Meanwhile, the potted plant may have to be isolated from healthy ones, to prevent spreading of the pests.
As for the aspect of pruning into a bonsai, you may have to trim the roots during the times when the gardenias are not blooming and are stored in cold areas.
Other problems included with shipment and receiving deliveries for a live plant can be problematic, as some of the clients have encountered. Some customers complained that the plants arrived with yellow or browning leaves and with pests, such as whiteflies or aphids.
Purchase this bonsai if you have already gotten your hands dirty with growing some other bonsai’s of your own.