Flowering Tea Tree
The Fujian or Fukien Tea tree shares similar leaf and trunk characteristics as the Chinese Elm but with the added benefit of blooming white flowers. Blooms appear throughout the year most prevalent during spring and early winter.
- Fujian Tea thrive in sunny, warm temperate locations. Better lighting conditions will result in more frequent flowering. Avoid intense afternoon sun shining through windows in the summer.
- Fujian Tea bonsai should be kept indoors during the winter months. They should be maintained at winter temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Fertilize your Fujian Tea bonsai once every two weeks. We recommend using a bonsai fertilizer.
- To water your bonsai, soak it in a sink or container of water up to the trunk for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then allow it to drain. If top watering your bonsai, water, wait a few minutes, and water again. Repeat this several times to insure that your bonsai has received a thorough watering.
- Pruning – The clip-and-grow method is very successful with this species.
- Fujian Tea should be repotted about every two years. The best times for repotting are in early spring. After repotting, water thoroughly and keep the plant in a shady location for several weeks so that new roots may grow.