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CARMONA - aka Fukien Tea

Often grown in bonsai form, it is no surprise that Fukien Tea originates in Taiwan, South China and Southeast Asia. This evergreen plant has glossy, dark green foliage and bears tiny white flowers that may develop green berries that turn from yellow to red. The smaller leafed varieties are most suitable for bonsai.

LIGHT: This plant needs good light to thrive. This should be moderately bright.

WATER: In bonsai form, give plenty of water as the soil begins to dry.

TEMPERATURE: Maintain temperatures in the 60 ° to 80° range. Feed regularly.

Prune to desired shape when the new leaves become as green as the older leaves.

Carmona are often available as bonsai and seasonally in larger forms.