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Hawaiian Umbrella Tree Bonsai

Written By yusrifah Lc on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 8:21 AM

Interested in bonsai but not sure where to start? How about with Hawaiian Umbrella Tree Bonsai. This is attractive, fuss free bonsai gets it name form the compact leaves that fan out like small Green umbrellas. Considered to be one of the easiest indoor varieties to maintain. The do extremely well, even in low-light environments, and make excellent gifts for beginners.

Hawaiian Umbrella Tree Bonsai is a subtropical plant and desires temperatures between 64 and 71 degrees. That happen because this plant craves warmth, it can be placed near a heat source and shole never be in temps below 59 degrees. As long as 59 degrees, it will enjoy outside vacations in the full sun as long as you are gradual about introducing it to the otudoors to brevent leaf burn. Onve temperatures go down in the autum, be sure to bring it back indoors to keep it warm.

Hawaiian Umbrella Tree Bonsai
Hawaiian Umbrella Tree Bonsai

Hawaiian Umbrella Tree Bonsai has many characteristics tha make it an excellent choice for beginners. First, it can grow well in lower lighting conditions. Second, Hawaiian Umbrella Tree Bonsai are not very picky about watering conditions. Incorrect watering is how most beginner end up killing trees. These trees are pretty forgiving as long as one does not allow the soil to dry out completely. Avoid abnormally dry areas near heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces.

Additionally, they do appreciate high humidity conditions. Indoor conditions tend to be very dry. To increase the humidity around the bonsai it is recommended you place the pot on top of a humidity tray filled with pebbles and water. The evaporating water humidifies the surrounding air. Avoid abnormally dry areas near heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces.

Last, this tree is not picky about the soil you pot it in. Any free draining soil will work fine with this tree whereas with other bonsai species they can be very picky. They are tolerant of clay, sand, and loamy soils. Schefflera do prefer a slightly alkaline soil so adding a little lime in the soil mix can adjust the pH more towards alkaline if so desired.

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