COLLECTING HOLIDAY DONATIONS Each holiday season Wigert's Bonsai Nursery chooses a local non-profit to collect donations for! Since we LOVE animals here at Wigert's, we have selected [...]
SHOHIN BONSAI KEYPOINTS What are Shohin bonsai- Shohin bonsai are typically under 10 inches from the soil to the top of the tree. Mame bonsai, a sub-category [...]
Ficus “Melon seed” Bonsai Ficus retusa var. melon seed With more than 1500 species of Ficus, 800 of which are actual trees it is exciting to find [...]
Buttonwood Bonsai Conocarpus Erectus The buttonwood is native to tropical America and Africa. It is an absolute must for tropical bonsai. Known for their hard wood, natural [...]
I was always drawn to this species since I first noticed the delicate compound leaves and interesting growth pattern it exhibits. The Brazilian Rain Tree is native to South America,more specifically Brazil. It is a tree that can grow to over 15 feet tall, and spread over 18 feet in diameter. It has crooked stems and branches, thorns, and a peeling grayish bark. It has compound leaves with 3 pairs of bipinnate leaves. It has white flowers and corkscrew shaped seed pods.
Keep your bonsai in a well lighted area they grow best in a location which receives morning sun and afternoon shade. The morning sun is not as hot and dehydrating as the afternoon sun. Bonsai are not houseplants so they should be kept outdoors. A screen porch is ideal there they can receive filtered light. You need to protect them from strong winds and temperature extremes.