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Carmona plant (Carmona microphylla) is a small evergreen shrub that is native to China and Japan. It is also commonly known as Fukien tea tree or Philippine tea tree, and it is often grown as a bonsai tree due to its small size and attractive appearance. The Carmona plant has small, glossy, dark green leaves that are oval or elliptical in shape, and it produces small, white, fragrant flowers in the spring and summer. It prefers bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil, and it should be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.
As a bonsai tree, the Carmona plant requires regular pruning and shaping to maintain its small size and aesthetic appeal. It is also important to provide it with appropriate nutrients and care to ensure its health and vitality.
- Plant name: Bonsai Malpeghia Plant - Carmona Plant
- Pot size: 16 inch Plastic Pot
- Pot color: Red Pot
- Plant Height: 3 ft.
- Spread: 1.5 ft.
- Location: Outdoor
- Soil Type: Rich with Soil, Coco-Peat and Compost
Here are some tips for Carmona plant care:
- Watering: The Carmona plant likes to be kept evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Water it thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch, and make sure to allow excess water to drain away.
- Light: The Carmona plant prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sun, but too much direct sun can scorch its leaves. Avoid placing it in a drafty area.
- Temperature and humidity: The Carmona plant prefers warm temperatures and high humidity. It can tolerate temperatures as low as 60°F (15°C) but should be kept away from cold drafts. To increase humidity, you can place a tray of water near the plant or use a humidifier.
- Soil: The Carmona plant likes well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand works well.
- Fertilizer: Feed the Carmona plant with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring through fall). Do not fertilize during the winter.
- Pruning and shaping: To maintain the Carmona plant's shape and size, prune it regularly. You can also wire its branches to shape them as desired.
- Repotting: Repot the Carmona plant every 2-3 years, or when it outgrows its pot. Use a slightly larger pot and fresh soil mix when repotting.