Sageretia (Sweet Plum) Bonsai Care

Sageretia Bonsai care

In this video we explain how to care for your Sageretia Bonsai tree, also known as the Sweet plum or Bird plum Bonsai. Watering, pruning, fertilizing – all these topics are discussed. Keeping a Sweet plum Bonsai alive is not a difficult task, but there are a few things you should be aware of. For more information, also check:

The sageretia, also called Chinese bird plum  or sweet plum, and is a popular Bonsai species. The leaves are small, light green, oval and shiny. In late summer yellowish white  flower panicles can develop. So how do you care for your Sweet plum? The sageretia likes a semi-shaded place outside during the warm summer, but it  can also be kept indoors all year round. Indoors it should be placed at  a window facing south or west, but it needs protection from intense sunlight. Keep the rootball moist, but not waterlogged. Don’t let the roots dry out completely because the  sageretia’s leaves and twigs dessicate quickly and the whole tree can die easily from lack of water.  This can happen if watering is forgotten only once Apply solid organic fertilizer every  four weeks or use a liquid fertilizer every week during the growing season. The sageretia’s shoots can be trimmed back to 2 leaves all year round. Frequent trimming of  the shoots helps to develop a good ramification. Healthy trees backbud very willingly if you  have to do some more substantial pruning. Don’t trim the sageretia in late summer  if you want flowers and fruit to develop Repot the sageretia Bonsai every two years and use a  standard soil mix which should retain enough water but at the same time offer good drainage. The sageretia can be propagated  from softwood and hardwood cuttings. Those root easily during the growing season If your Sageretia is losing a lot of  leaves, this is often the result of improper watering or not enough light. Again, make sure you place your Bonsai warm enough with plenty of light. And water it  generously as soon as the soil gets slightly dry. Learn how to create your own bonsai trees by  enrolling in one of our online Bonsai courses. We explain techniques like pruning, wiring,  and repotting, and you can ask questions to the teachers. For the curriculums, and free  lessons go to: www.bonsaiempire.com/courses

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