Cryptomeria Japonica Bonsai
The Most Low-Maintenance Bonsai
The Cryptomeria Japonica is the crown jewel of the bonsais! Here's why it is so popular...
â— Unique changing colors in every season
â— Very forgiving of over-watering
â— Simple maintenance
â— Aged three years for ideal maturity
â— Comes with an attractive humidity tray
Also known as the Japanese Cedar, this plant has been the decorative choice since the bonsai tradition began. You will fall in love with the tree's ever-changing looks. The blue-green needles contrast perfectly with the slow peeling red bark. The foliage turns an elegant bronze in the winter before returning to a lush green in the growing season.
The Cryptomeria is forgiving of numerous environments, as long as you understand the plant's basic needs. By simply pinching off new growth, you will help the bonsai retain its natural shape. If you tend to overwater, donâ€™t worry, the Cryptomeria loves a wet, well-drained soil.
The Centerpiece of Any Setting
The Cryptomeria is semi-cold hardy, and it can be kept outside from early spring until the cold of winter. The plant loves partial sun, which means you can add color to a shade garden or even a covered porch area. Move it inside once temperatures reach below freezing. Place near a sunny windowsill to give a natural feel to any space. You can even spruce up the bathroom since the Cryptomeria is a moisture lover!