BONSAI - SHOJO JAPANESE MAPLE Acer palmatum amoenum shojo

BONSAI - SHOJO JAPANESE MAPLE Acer palmatum amoenum shojo

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Bonsai is a Japanese word, and translated it means “planted in a container”. This art form is derived from an ancient Chinese horticultural practice, and was redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism.

The goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniaturized representation of nature in the form of a tree.

Growing Bonsai from seeds gives you complete growth control from the earliest stage possible. It can be very rewarding to see your miniature tree develop into maturity!

We select our Bonsai seeds according to plants that perform well in this art form.

Acer palmatum, commonly known as Japanese maple, palmate maple, or smooth Japanese maple, is a species of woody plant native to Japan, Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. This cultivar has red foliage.

Hardiness zones: 4-9

Location: Sun or . In southern/warm climates it does well with mid-day .

Uses: Bonsai, or standard garden (non-Bonsai) use

Seeds per pack: 5 large seeds

Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours. Then plant your seeds, and warm stratify for 120 days, followed by cold stratification for 120 days. If you are starting your seeds during the cool weather, the pots can be placed in a cold garage. Once the cold period is completed, place the pots in a warm, sunny spot. You should see the first sign of germination within the next few days or weeks, depending on the variety. Generally a 10-60 day range is normal for the first signs of growth. When the seedlings are about 5cm (2") tall, remove any additional plants and leave only the strongest seedling in each pot. The removed seedlings can be planted in a garden or elsewhere if desired.

 


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