Buddha pine "podocarpus" 1-4

€240.00 TTC
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The Buddha Pine, Podocarpus, is native to tropical and subtropical regions. A needle-based conifer of the Podocarpae family, with horizontal and strong branches, it is very popular, especially in Japan in the province of Chiba, of which it is the emblem. It is a resilient tree that loves heat and sun

  • Location: Outdoors
  • 18 years old
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
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Growing tips:

Location: Outdoors all year round, the Podocarpus is a bonsai that enjoys light and sun. If there is a lack of light, it leads to the appearance of longer hands. In the event of a heat wave and scorching sun, choose a shaded location or protect it with a shade cloth. In winter, during sub-zero temperatures, protect the roots from frost, you can wrap the pot with a winter veil or glass wool, possibility of bringing it indoors in a cold greenhouse but not heated!

Watering: Very important to keep your tree alive, so keep its substrate always moist. Water it regularly while allowing the root ball to dry out slightly between waterings to avoid excess water. In hot weather, it's every day !

To do it right: Don't hesitate to water the whole root ball up to the roots, the water will drain through the holes under the pot or bathe it in water (drenching) for a few minutes, to make sure you water it well.

We do not recommend putting a cup or container underneath your pot as the water will stagnate and can cause root rot. (Too much water = asphyxiation).

Substrate and repotting: In the nursery, we use agricultural potting soil which is composed of black peat, blond peat, eco-aged, topsoil, horse manure and pozzolana. Repotting should be done every 2 or 3 years at the end of spring

Caution : Do not prune the roots too strongly as Podocarpus has a slow-growing root system.

Waist: You can prune Podocarpus throughout the year without any problems. Prune branches that are too long and remove disproportionate needles. Pinch off the new shoots with your thumb and forefinger during the spring season (growing season). Tree ligation can also be done all year round. Leave the wires in place for 8 to 10 weeks depending on the development of your tree. Be careful not to jam the needles when performing this operation.

Fertilization: In the nursery, we use blue tomato/flower fertilizer NPK 12 12 17. You can start fertilizing from May by putting a handful on the substrate, put it every 2 months until autumn.

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All our bonsai trees are unique. That's why they're referenced by numbers. These do not indicate the age of the tree. If you would like to know more about it, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We ship throughout France and neighbouring countries that are part of the EU.

We take care to pack each bonsai in custom-made wooden crates or reinforced cartons. The tree is well protected and tied to prevent any risk of breakage.

Depending on the size and weight of your bonsai, shipping is carried out by specialized carriers: DPD (under 30kg) or GEODIS (+30kg).

Our priority is that the delivery goes smoothly. For this reason, shipments are rarely made on weekends and never during heat waves, to prevent your bonsai from transacting for too long. We also regularly check and verify the tracking of your packages.

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