Please see the new 2020 bonsai care sheet for taking care of your Tree of a Thousand Stars/Snowrose indoor bonsai tree – Serissa foetida
The Serissa foetida bonsai tree is a very pretty, delicately proportioned indoor bonsai, which has small elongated leaves which are smooth around the edges. The bark has great character and is a beautiful beige colour and is often flaky and textured giving the appearance of age. The added bonus being the beautiful star-shaped small white flowers experienced during mid-late summer. The Serissa is commonly known as The tree of a Thousand Stars bonsai or Snowrose Bonsai Tree. Please protect from frost. Ideal as an indoor bonsai.
Watering your Tree of a Thousand Stars
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 winter, when the heating is on, the air can get dry and misting will increase humidity and encourage 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.