Originally from China, Prunus Mume is considered the beginner bonsai. Truncal feature is the prettily, ingenious and wrinkled appearance, while the hairline is dotted with small, dotted leaves that intersect with white flowers, pale pink or intense red. The fruits consist of rounded drupe that resembles apricot, used in Japan as a base for producing a refreshing summer drink. Prunus mume flowers in Italy in spring just like almond. By following the right care, you will have a sophisticated plant capable of giving zen atmospheres to your home.
Exposure and brightness: Full sun in spring, autumn and winter; We recommend the half shade in summer and the protection from winter frosts.
Temperature: It can withstand some degrees below ground.
Soil type: Like an acidic soil, the ideal is a mix of universal soil, akadama and pozzolana (or volcanic lapillo).
Irrigation: Requires plenty of water; Water abundantly whenever the soil appears almost dry, especially in summer (also every day with high temperatures).
Repeat the operation 2-3 times within a few minutes. Do not wet the flowers.
Fertilization: Every 15 days from March to June and August to October. Use slow release fertilizers, with a good percentage of phosphorus.
N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season.