Variegated Serissa foetida ( a.k.a. TREE OF 1,000 STARS) in a 6" Ceramic Pot with Figurine. (Tree Shape, Pot Color/Style and figure choice will vary.)
A Sub-Tropical Tree with small ovate green and white variegated leaves which produces multiple rounds of white Star shaped flowers each season. Pruning stimulates re-growth so prune this tree each time the blooms pass to keep it 'in-production'. It's leaves will exfoliate regularly so don't panic, leaf drop is normal and will occur as lighting conditions and the seasons change. The word 'foetida' means "the pungent one" & refers to the smell of the trees sap. This smell will occur when you prune your tree & also helps to repel many insect pests, the exception being spider-mites which are common and quite extinguishable. Systemic House-Plant Insect Control is a useful product as a preventative. Add it to the soil topically once per month and it will wash through each time you water, being absorbed into the plant via the root system which then renders the plant poisonous to insects. Another less poisonous product would be any of the spray-on 'Garden Safe' RTU products we offer which contain no human or pet toxins.
All Bonsai Thrive while being kept outside during the favorable weather months in each year. Insects will leave your tree for more tasty offerings while the natural sun will nurture the tree for maximum branching. PRUNE, PRUNE, PRUNE during the growing months.
*Note- While we will endeavor to ship a Bonsai tree as similar to the one pictured as possible in a timely manor, we must insist that no 2 Bonsai are identical and the choice we send can only attempt to represent a Variegated Serissa in 6" Ceramic Pot (with Figurine). For a more precise Bonsai Ordering Experience please call 1-800-4-BONSAI during our current posted business hours as listed on GOOGLE or contact us at [email protected]
Some orders may take 2 - 4 weeks for fulfillment depending on the complexity of the special order.
SUB-TROPICALS will SHIP - APRIL thru OCTOBER ONLY.