Lagerstroemia Red ~ LIMITED STOCK!

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 16cm

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Genus of 50 species of deciduous or evergreen trees occurring in deciduous woodland, often near rivers, in warm-temperate and tropical regions from Asia to Australia.
  • The species commonly used for bonsai is Lagerstroemia communis or Lagerstroemia indica, the Crepe Myrtle.
  • L. indica is an upright, deciduous tree with peeling, grey and brown bark and small dark-green, opposite leaves to 8cm.
  • Each plant has separate male and female flowers; vast numbers appear in Summer clothing the tree in white, pink, red, or purple depending on the variety.
  • Native to the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, northern Australia, and parts of Oceania, cultivated in warmer climates around the world.
  • While various species and cultivars are able to fill a wide variety of landscape needs, crape myrtles are chiefly known for their colorful and long-lasting flowers.
  • Most species of Lagerstroemia have sinewy, fluted stems and branches with a mottled appearance that arises from having bark that sheds throughout the year.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Soil that comprises two-fifths of organic matter is beneficial to tree growth and flowering.
  • Introducing some manure into the soil will fix nitrogen, which helps to promote leaf development and growth.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Use a liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.
  • You can also apply a solid organic fertilizer.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Place the tree in full sun which encourages flowering and prevents fungal diseases and insect attacks.
  • It prefers humid conditions.
  • In warm climates, it can be kept outside all year through.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • During the growth period, it needs a lot of water and must not dry out.
  • Try to provide sufficient humidity.

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