Tips To Grow & Care For Bonsai Blue Jacaranda
The bonsai blue jacaranda tree is a lovely tropical tree with fragrant purple blossoms that bloom in clusters. Jacaranda is a type of tree that grows quickly, as per estimations it roughly adds 10 feet per year and its fern look leaves can grow up to 20 inches in length. However, it grows at different rates depending on the place and land where it is grown.
The jacaranda tree is typically planted between fall and early spring. Only mature jacarandas—those that are eight years old or older—bloom in late spring to early summer. It is observed that in warmer areas, the tree can flower at any time of the season.
Bonsai blue jacaranda is heat and drought tolerant. It looks beautiful in the springs and attracts plenty of butterflies, bees, and other pollinating creatures, so you won't be the only one who enjoys them. Bonsai blue requires regular watering, especially during its initial growing season and when grown in a container, and appreciates well-draining, enriched soil. So, once it gets mature, it will take care of itself and you can minimize the frequency of watering.
If you're going to transplant a jacaranda tree, then you must do it in the winter after they've lost their leaves. Transplanting them when they're dormant decreases stress and increases the chances of a successful outcome. As a dwarf variation, jacaranda can be planted in a container having a diameter of 45 cm (18 inches). It can withstand a temperature dip to -2°C for a brief period of time, so it is better to keep them frost-free and covered during the winter months. Remember that you need to keep it watering very minimum because wet and cold roots are not good for the plants.
Bonsai blue jacaranda provides lovely blue flowers from late May to June. Jacaranda is considered huge and best for gardens, as they generally thrive in an open area with plenty of sunlight and slightly sandy soil. All it needs is to soak the soil in water, so it can stay moist. Bonsai Blue needs to be pruned on a regular basis. If you clip the smaller branches in the early spring to shape the plant, it will show up to its greatest advantage. You should also take care about cutting the extra branches from time to time as the tree's excess weight can damage its trunk.
The most important part about the bonsai blue jacaranda maintenance is the use of a balanced fertilizer. You need to feed your jacaranda tree with fertilizer once a year, but it should be taken into consideration that you don't overfeed it with nitrogen, as this will impact its flowering process. According to the studies 10-10-10 NPK is a good fertilizer ratio (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) for jacaranda trees. Excessive fertilization of Bonsai blue jacaranda can also deplete the mineral-to-salt ratio in the soil, resulting in yellowing leaf edges and dead leaf tips. In such conditions you need to remove the withering or wilting leaves from the overfertilized jacaranda tree and thoroughly water the fertilized soil to flush out the fertilizer. So whenever you plan to grow a Bonsai blue jacaranda make sure that you have proper knowledge about its health and maintenance.