Neea Bonsai Tree Care

Neea Bonsai Tree, scientific name Neea buxifolia, is a stiff, twiggy shrub with bright pink flowers which are followed by small fruits.

It has smooth gray bark and very dense foliage. This tropical tree is problem-free and is perfect for indoors. When growing indoors, don’t forget to provide it with a lot of sunlight.

Additional Information

Family: Nyctaginaceae

Scientific name: Neea buxifolia

Common Names: Boxwood, Neea, Nia.

Origin: Native to Puerto Rico.

Appearance: It is a dense, tropical, evergreen with gray smooth bark and long, narrow leaves with a rounded apex. Leaves grow on short stems. Deep red shoots make this tree very attractive during growth season.

Flowering: In late spring and early summer, it produces small bright pink flowers that are followed by little red fruits.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Light Requirements: It prefers full sun, however during hot summer months it needs some protection. Full sun to partial shade.

Water Requirements: Needs regular watering. Do not overwater. Likes moist but well-drained soil.

Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 10 – 11. Needs to be protected from temperatures below 40F.

Insects and Diseases: Usually trouble-free plants that can occupationally have some problems with mealy bugs, aphids, and scale.

Propagation: By cuttings, air-layering, and seeds.

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