Do you know how to care Scarlette bonsai?

Do you know how to care Scarlette bonsai?

Kokufu bonsai exhibition at Tokyo metropolitan art museum
Kokufu bonsai exhibition at Tokyo metropolitan art museum

Scarlet Plum Bonsai

Hibai( scarlet plum) is a variety of the wild plum family.

It’s characterized by the red interior of the branches and trunk.

The appearance of the old-fashioned deep red flowers, reminiscent of an Edo period landscape.

It’s is breathtaking.

It will make the atmosphere of your room or garden even more wonderful.


Scarlet plum bonsai

From spring to fall, grow in a sunny and well-ventilated place.

In winter, it should be placed in a sheltered spot from wind and frost.

The recommended indoor viewing period is a few days in spring and fall, and about a week in winter.

Avoid direct exposure to air conditioning winds to prevent extreme drought.


Scarlet plum bonsai

As it likes water, when the surface of the pot dries out, give it plenty of water until the water flows from the bottom of the pot.

Be careful not to run out of water, especially from buds to flowering.

As a rule of thumb, water once a day in spring and fall, once every three days in winter, and twice in mid-summer.


Scarlet plum bonsai

If plum trees do not receive enough fertilizer, their branches will become thin.

And defoliation will accelerate, and they will not flower buds due to lack of nutrition.

A good rule of thumb is to apply fertilizer for the first time in late March, and then apply fertilizer 5 to 6 times until early October.

Fertilize the plants well after the spring flowers around April, and less frequently in the fall.

Apply diluted liquid fertilizer several times a month instead of watering.

Soil care

Scarlet plum bonsai

Plum trees prefer good ventilation.

Use a granular soil that allows oxygen to reach the roots.

Add about 10 to 20 percent humus to small grains of Kanuma-soil.

It is also a good idea to mix red ball soil, humus, and river sand.

Pests and Diseases

Be careful of aphids in April and black star disease during the rainy season.

Spray frequently with insecticides and fungicides.


Since the number of branches will decrease if the plant is neglected for a long period of time.

it should be replanted every year or two.

The appropriate time is from mid-February to mid-March.

Before replanting, prune to prevent evaporation of moisture.

Cut off the branches while observing their shape, and reduce the amount of foliage to about half.

Carefully remove the plum tree from the pot, gently loosen the roots and lightly remove the soil.

Place the plum tree in a new pot with a potting net and soil.

After that, water the tree generously and place it in a sunny and well-ventilated place.

If you are doing this while the tree is in bloom, the first requirement is that it be in full sun.

After the flowering is over, cut the extended roots in half and repot the tree in a new pot.

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