- The symbol of vitality in the Far East / Outdoor Bonsai
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 12 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The natural habitat of the Japanese White Pine is Asia, where it can be found mainly in sunny mountain regions from Japa
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SAFLAX - Bonsai - Japanese White Pine - Pinus parviflora - 12 seeds - With potting substrate for better cultivation
The symbol of vitality in the Far East / Outdoor Bonsai
With germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber for suceessful cultivation.
The Japanese White Pine develops at an early age a conical and later irregular-shaped crown that sits on branches arranged in tiers. Typical for pine trees, there are always five of the long and soft needles building one tussock. That?s where the alternate name, Japanese Five-Needles Pine, comes from. In the Far East the pine tree stands for immortality and vitality. Since it can easily be cultivated as a bonsai tree, in Japan, the Japanese White Pine is considered the leading tree for bonsai cultivation.
Natural Location: The natural habitat of the Japanese White Pine is Asia, where it can be found mainly in sunny mountain regions from Japan until South Korea.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. To increase the germinability, you should initially keep the seeds in the refrigerator for about a week - then place them for another 24 hours in a bowl with lukewarm water for priming. After that, plant the seeds about 1 cm deep into moist potting compost and cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out. 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 20° C and 25° Celsius and keep the earth moist, but not wet. Usually it takes four to ten weeks until germination. Another two months later you can prick out the sprouts.
Place: The Japanese White Pine prefers a sunny and modest dry place, so its needles can develop with an intense colour.
Care: Water the plant during the growth period modestly, and always let the upper layer of the soil become dry before watering again. The Japanese White Pine can tolerate a dry period much better than wet earth, so see that you avoid waterlogging. Since your bonsai plant prefers a high humidity, it is also advisable to spray the plant regularly. From March until September you may give a rather weak dosage of fluid fertilizer for bonsai plants once a month. In late spring the buds produce candle-shaped sprouts that develop the needles. You may prune back the outer sprouts by two thirds and the middle sprouts by one third, by carefully twisting them off with your fingertips. The old needles will turn yellow around August and can easily be removed. During the winter months you can prune unnecessary sprouts in the thick and bushy parts of the plant. Since the branches of the Japanese White Pine are quite flexible, you have all the freedom of designing your bonsai to your liking - even bizarre shapes through wiring are possible. The best time to do so would be during winter. Young plants should be repotted annually, matured trees depending on the root formation every two to five years. Shift your bonsai plant in early spring while cutting the rooting to half its size.
During Winter: Keep the plant rather dry during winter, but don't let the rooting dry out comletely. Your bonsai likes to be kept in a bright place and frost-protected against heavy frost.
Bonsai ability: Yes
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