Acer palmatum deshojo, represents one of the most loved species by the bonsaists for the beautiful coloring of its leaves. These one in fact are born in spring of a fantastic red color and then turn towards violet, brown and finally on a light green in summer, with some reddish apex of the branches. In autumn, in the areas of origin, it creates real patches of vegetation that leave the beholder spellbound. Its great ornamental value and its continuous spectacular transformations make it an ideal bonsai to give your home environments a very special oriental touch.
Acer deshojo: how to take care
Exposure and brightness: It is a plant that is rather resistant to both heat and cold, but to avoid damaging its splendid foliage, it is good to protect it from the most intense summer sun rays, while it should not be subtracted from total exposure to the sun in autumn, to allow it to intensify the coloring of the foliage. In winter, despite tolerating low temperatures well, it is better to repair the root system from frosts.
Irrigation: It is advisable to wet acer deshojo whenever the soil is dry to the touch, consider that during the summer months you will have to intervene more frequently but be careful not to overdo it.
Temperature: They are resistant plants, but they must be protected when the temperature drops below -10 ° C.
Type of soil: Needed of a slightly acidic and well drained soil; Just a mix of universal soil with 20% of sand and Acadama.
Fertilization: the fertilizations must be constant throughout the vegetative period (March-June and mid-August-mid-October). We recommend a special fertilizer for bonsai with a slow release
N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season