Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree, scientific name Carmona microphylla or Ehretia microphylla, is native to Southern China and other parts of Southeast Asia. It is a tropical tree which was once referred to as Carmona.
It can be grown outdoors if you live in a warm climate but needs to be protected from cold temperatures. It is a very popular indoor bonsai due to its ability to adapt to indoor conditions.
Botanical name: Carmona microphylla or Ehretia microphylla
Common Names: Fukien Tea
Origin: Southern China and other parts of Southeast Asia.
Appearance: Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree has small shiny dark green and white flowers that bloom almost all year long. Flower are followed by small green, black or red berries.
Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.
Water Requirements: Like most tropical plants, Fukien Tea Bonsai likes warm and humid climate. It enjoys occasional misting. It needs to be watered on the regular basis. Does well in moist but well drained soil.
Light Requirements: Shade to full sun. If grown indoors, make sure to provide it with enough light. It will do very well if placed close to a window where it can get a lot of indirect light.
Hardiness: Does best in the USDA Zones 10-11. Likes warm climate and needs to be protected from cold temperatures below 60 degrees.
Repotting: Every two years during spring time.
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