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LOROPETALUM chinense - Chinese Elm

This evergreen shrub, with it's compact growth habit, grows 5+ feet tall. Its leaves are round-ish, light green and soft. Some varieties have pinkish leaves. The plant flowers in clusters of 4 or more in shades of white, green or pink. This plant is well suited to bonsai if it is kept pruned both above and below the soil line.

LIGHT: This plant like full sun to partial shade. If grown indoors, this translates to a bright east, south or west window.

TEMPERATURE: Provide average household temperatures with a minimum of 45° in the winter.

WATER: Water enough to keep soil evenly moist. Provide adequate humidity of at least 40%.

This plant is very rarely available as a bonsai in oriental trays.