Brand new 2020 care instructions for the Purple Blossom bonsai (Cuphea) tree bonsai – how to keep your new indoor bonsai healthy and flourishing
A beautiful evergreen indoor bonsai species with superb proportions and prolific purple/pink flowers during summer months. A lush and full variety of Bonsai which displays bright spring green leaves and small, delicate purple/pinky flowers. Cuphea trees will flower for most of the summer months making it a beautiful variety for Bonsai.
A bonsai which is easy to grow and is thus ideal for beginners; the Cuphea is popular as a bonsai for the charm of its long flowering period and striking lavender-purple blossoms. A splendid indoor bonsai often grown as coppiced or multi-stemmed design to make most advantage of the plentiful flowers. The flowers are considered attractive to honeybees and other pollinators such as Hummingbirds. A bonsai which symbolises good luck and wishes which come true.
Watering is a lovely and essential part of bonsai tree care. It is a simple, yet vital part of growing bonsai and only takes a few seconds. We recommend whilst you are learning to check the soil daily. If the soil is wet or very damp, please do not water your bonsai. When the soil starts to firm and feels barely damp to the touch, water well by either standing the bonsai in water for a few minutes or by pouring water over the soil surface to re-wet the root ball evenly.
Misting the leaves of your Cuphea bonsai is not essential, but does enhance the growth during winter months in particular. In the winter, when the central heating is on, the air can get very dry and misting will simply replace some of the lost humidity and encourage new foliage growth.
Feeding bonsai trees is good practice. The bonsai rely on us to provide the nutrients and trace elements they need. A well balanced bonsai feed, such as Bonsai Direct Fertiliser, will maintain healthy and beautiful trees and promote growth, fruiting and flowering.