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The Chinese elm is medium in size and 90 cm in height; in the summer it assumes a green colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants have a sapling deportment, with a short stem with a small roundish crown. The Chinese elm has a shrub- like development. Fertilization Chinese elm
During the spring months letís fertilize our bonsai plants using a specific fertilizer every 20-25 days; during this period of the year the fertilizer must be rich in nitrogen and potassium, to favour the development of new vegetation. Exposure Chinese elm
These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside. The Chinese elm should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.Letís remember that bonsai usually are grown in quite contained containers; this is why we suggest moving the vases in a slightly shaded place during the hottest weeks of the summer. Watering Chinese elm
Water rarely, about once every 10-11 days with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Letís frequently check the soil of our bonsai, to avoid it from remaining dry for long periods of time. Treatments Chinese elm
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate. Soil Chinese elm
These plants need a substratum with an excellent drainage.
Notes - Chinese elm
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.