Interested in bonsai but not sure where to start? Begin here. This attractive, fuss-free tree sports compact leaves that fan out like small green umbrellas. Dwarf Hawaiian Umbrella trees are among the easiest bonsai to maintain and do extremely well in low light environments, making them perfect for placing on tables or sills by an office, kitchen or living room window that receives no direct sunlight.
- The Hawaiian Umbrella Tree is the easiest to grow and lowest maintenance of any of the indoor bonsai
- Hawaiian Umbrellas do very well in any light environment
- Makes the perfect gift for those without the greenest of thumbs
- Large in Water Pot measures 14"H x 7"W; high-fired ceramic container measures 10"L x 6"W
- Small measures 12"H x 7"W; ceramic container measures 6"L x 4"W
- Planter size and color may vary
Tips on Watering
Careful watering is key to maintaining healthy bonsai. Never allow your bonsai to completely dry out. Watering instructions may vary slightly depending on the tree or plant species. Please refer to the information tag attached to your bonsai for specific information. Over time you will be able to evaluate each particular bonsai's water requirements and create your own watering schedule to accommodate it. Note whether your bonsai is considered an indoor or outdoor tree and refer below to more specific watering tips for each type.
Best results are achieved by watering with a small watering can or hose attachment with a fine-spray nozzle so that water cascades are softer, avoiding blasts to bonsai and potting soil. To water, thoroughly soak the container's soil until water runs out of the bottom drainage holes. Periodic misting of the tree's foliage is also recommended.
Trimming and Pinching
Bonsai trees benefit from trimming to maintain their miniature size and beautiful form. Pinch and trim new growth back to the farthest safe point, being careful not to remove all new growth. For more in-depth tips about trimming (and training) techniques, an instructional book will provide the best, safest recommendations to keep your bonsai in tip-top shape.