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Lavender Star Bonsai
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Lavender Star Bonsai

$39.00
The Grewia Occidentalis or Lavender Star tree is a tree that is named for its pink and lavender star-shaped flowers. Tree features glossy and elliptical green foliage. Lavender Star trees are great for bonsai as they can be easily pruned and shaped.
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Description

The Grewia Occidentalis or Lavender Star tree is a tree that is named for its pink and lavender star-shaped flowers. Tree features glossy and elliptical green foliage. Lavender Star trees are great for bonsai as they can be easily pruned and shaped. Keep adequately moist at all times.

Blooming period is year-round and it can be enjoyed for many weeks at a time.Tree measures approximately 8" - 10" in height. Ceramic pot measures approximately 6". Pot may vary depending on availability. Bonsai tree shape may vary from shown. Blooms are not guaranteed upon arrival due to growth patterns.

Care Information

The success of your bonsai depends on a variety of factors, most notably watering and light. Below are some species specific guidelines to follow that will help ensure that your bonsai will stay healthy and happy.

Pruning Tips:
The Lavender Star bonsai can be easily trained and pruned using the clip and grow method. We recommend making the cuts at least 2-3 pairs down from new shoots. This will ensure that there is wood in the branch to promote new bud growth. Directional pruning techniques can be used to fill out pad layers.

Fertilizing:
We recommend fertilizing your tree every month with a bonsai fertilizer. Time release granules are the easiest to use and can be added every season. Reduce the amount of fertilizer during the winter. Take care to not over-fertilize as this can cause your leaves to burn.

Lighting:
Lavender Star Bonsai trees thrive best with natural sunlight. We recommend filtered sunlight for the Lavender Star bonsai.

Temperature Requirements:
Lavender Star bonsai thrive best in warmer conditions. They are very hardy to many climates and conditions. However, protect from colder conditions below 50 degrees during the winter.

Watering Requirements:
Lavender Star Bonsai require moderate watering. We recommend using a soft spray to soak the soil. Ensure that water penetrates not only the topsoil but also into the roots by checking that draining is occuring on the bottom of the pot.

Repotting:
Lavender Star bonsai can be repotted during spring and fall for highest success rates. Avoid winter repotting as colder temperatures will make it harder for roots to recover. During repotting, we recommend trimming off older roots to promote new growth.

Indoor / Outdoor:
Lavender Star bonsai can be placed in both indoor and outdoor environments. During very cold winters, we recommend bringing the tree indoors to protect against frost damage.

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