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Dwarf Jade Bonsai

Botanical name:   Portulacaria Afra


The Dwarf Jade is a small-leaved succulent found in South Africa. It is a soft-wooded, semi-evergreen upright shrub or small tree. Similar in appearance to the Jade Plant (Crassula argentea), but has smaller and rounder pads and more compact growth. It is much hardier, faster growing, more loosely branched, and has more limber tapering branches than Crassula. The fleshy trunk, branches, and leaves are used to store water. An excellent bonsai tree for the home or office.  Great for any Bonsai Beginner.


During the summer you can place this tree outside to cut back on maintenance and provide ideal conditions.   Bonsai trees should never be placed in full sun, and should be place in partly shady area.  In the winter they need to be brought inside once the temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees.  Unlike other Tropical Bonsai, Dwarf Jades do no like to be overwatered.  It's important to check water regularly but only water when needed.

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