- Flourishing Cold house Bonsai with large bell-flowers
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 50 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- Its origins lay in West and Middle Asia, but since thousands of years the Pomegranate can be found everywhere in the Med
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SAFLAX - Bonsai - Dwarf Pomegranate - Punica granatum nana - 50 seeds
Flourishing Cold house Bonsai with large bell-flowers
Within the pomegranate species the Punica granatum nana is a smaller variety than its big brother with its apple-seized fruits. As a compensation for its smaller size, the Dwarf Pomegranate pleases with a much more plentiful blossoming during summer. Over many weeks it produces red-orange coloured bell-flowers and afterwards small, but numerous fruits that stay on the delicate branches until late autumn.
Natural Location: Its origins lay in West and Middle Asia, but since thousands of years the Pomegranate can be found everywhere in the Mediterranean region and in the Middle East.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. To increase the germinability, you can place the seed for about a day in warm water for priming. As a light germinator, just press the seeds slightly into moist potting compost and don't put any compost earth on top. Cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out, but don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 25° C and 30° C (for instance near a heater) and keep the earth moist, but not wet. It usually takes two to three weeks until germination.
Place: The Dwarf Pomegranate likes to be kept in a bright and full sunny spot. From April until October it can also be placed outside in the garden or on your balcony.
Care: During summer, the plant wants to be watered frequently and penetratingly, but avoid waterlogging. Between March and October you may provide your Dwarf Pomegranate with nutrients by giving fluid fertilizer for bonsai plants every three weeks. After the plant developed around ten leaf pairs, you may regularly prune back to only three pairs. The Dwarf Pomegranate can actually be cultivated in all popular bonsai forms since it grows in various shapes in its natural habitat as well. You can start with the basic design most likely in the third year. Once the bonsai has its basic form, you should only prune in spring, before the first foliation, and then again after blossoming. To achieve a rich blossoming, you shouldn't prune the Dwarf Pomegranate after developing the new shoots since the flowers usually grow terminal. Every two to three years, you may repot your plant using proper bonsai earth.
During Winter: As a cold house plant, the Dwarf Pomegranate hibernates frost-free at temperatures between 0? and 15° Celsius.
Bonsai ability: Yes
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