- Neat Cold house Bonsai with small leaves and beautiful flowers
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 30 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The native habitat of the Myrtle is the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands, where it can be found in form of a bus
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SAFLAX - Bonsai - True Myrtle - Myrtus communis - 30 seeds
Neat Cold house Bonsai with small leaves and beautiful flowers
In ancient Greece the evergreen True Myrtle was dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Myrtle twigs are the symbol of vitality, fertility, marital happiness and ever-lasting love. Even the wedding tradition, that the maiden bride gets to wear a Myrtle garland, was already known by the ancient Greeks and Romans. This small bush with its aromatic dark green leaves and its fragrant blossoms - sprouting between May and August - can easily be cultivated as a bonsai plant. Older plants even show their small eatable dark blue berries after blossoming.
Natural Location: The native habitat of the Myrtle is the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands, where it can be found in form of a bush or a small tree.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. To increase the germinability, you can place the seeds for about 24 hours in warm water for priming. Spread the seeds on the moist potting compost, put just a little compost earth on top 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° C and keep the earth moist, but not wet. The germination usually takes about two to five weeks.
Place: Myrtle plants like to be kept at an airy place in the sun. Avoid placing it near a heater. During the summer it can be kept outdoors on a balcony or in the garden.
Care: A regular supply with lime-deficient water and spraying the plant from time to time are best for the Myrtle plant - just see to avoid water logging in pot and saucer. From the first sprouts until blossoming, you should also give fluid fertilizer for bonsai plants. The Myrtle can easily be pruned to the desired form during the growth period - however, to achieve a rich blossoming you should not cut your plant back after May. From the third year on, the Myrtle can be cultivated in every classical bonsai form. Young plants should be shifted every year, while matured trees can be repotted every four years.
During Winter: In the wintertime you shouldn't give any fertilizer and water only sparingly. Keeping your Myrtle plant in a bright spot but a bit cooler with 5? to 14° Celsius, would be best. In a warmer place you should check for sufficient airflow and spray the leaves regularly to avoid pest infestation due to the dry air caused by the heater.
Bonsai ability: Yes
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