- Goethes favorite tree
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 4 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- Only in China the Maidenhair Tree survived, as the only plant of his kind, the ice age. Around 1730 it also spread to Eu
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SAFLAX Potting Set - Bonsai - Maidenhair Tree - Ginkgo biloba - 4 seeds - With mini greenhouse, potting substrate and 2 pots
Goethes favorite tree
Our set contains everying for a successful cultivation. Coming with a a little mini greenhouse 17 (L) x 10 (W) x 13 (H) cm, germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber (dried block) and 2 coconut fiber pots for later transplanting.
The Maidenhair Tree is a bridge-like plant since it combines attributes of conifer with those of a broad-leaved tree and its origins date back to the age of the dinosaurs. It grows in a remarkably wide projecting form with horizontally sprouting branches. In many parts of Asia it is cultivated and worshipped as a temple plant.
Natural Location: Only in China the Maidenhair Tree survived, as the only plant of his kind, the ice age. Around 1730 it also spread to Europe.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. To increase its germinability, you can slightly roughen the seed with a soft file or a piece of sandpaper and place it for about 12 hours in warm water for priming. Then, press the seeds into 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 first seedlings will come up after three to four weeks.
Place: Keep your Maidenhair Tree in a sunny place, but protect especially the seedlings and young plants from direct strong sunlight.
Care: Water your Ginkgo regularly and sufficiently. Especially young plants react otherwise with yellow and limp leaves. From April until September you may give special fluid fertilizer for bonsai plants every two weeks. You best start forming your bonsai by following the natural slender and pillar-like shape of the Ginkgo. It develops short sprouts with clumps of leaves and a dense greening that grow close to the matured wood, and long sprouts with alternate arranged leaves. The long sprouts should be cut to only two or three leaves, after they?ve grown eight to ten leaves. Wiring is only advisable with freshly lignified sprouts. Young plants should be repotted every two years, matured trees every five years. Ideally, you briefly prune the roots and shift the bonsai to a new pot with proper bonsai earth before the next sprouting.
During Winter: During winter, you can keep the plant rather dry since it doesn't require a lot watering after loosing its foliage. It is best be kept in a sheltered and cool room without frost - the roots of the Maidenhair Tree cannot tolerate strong frosts.
Bonsai ability: Yes
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