Camellia Bonsai Tree, scientific name Camellia sasanqua, is native to southern Japan and China. Bonsai growers loves this tree for its beautiful pink cup-shaped flowers. Can be grown indoors.
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Scientific name: Camellia sasanqua
Common Names: Camellia
Origin: Native to China and Japan.
Appearance: This is an evergreen shrub with simple, glossy, leathery foliage that ranges from medium to dark green.
Flowering: Produces unusual cup-shaped blooms in fall and early winter. Flowers have white to dark pink petals.
Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both. This tree is great for indoors.
Light Requirements: Partial shade.
Water Requirements: Likes moist but well drained soil. Can tolerate drought for a short period of time. Do not let the soil to dry out completely.
Bonsai Style: Cascade, informal upright, multiple trunk.
Fertilizing: Feed it with acidic fertilizer every two weeks during growing season. Avoid fertilizing it while it is blooming.
Repotting: Repot every two to tree years using lime-free soil.
Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 7 – 9. Needs to be protected from frost.
Insects and Diseases: Scale, aphid.
Propagation: By cuttings and air-layering.