How to care for a Carmona bonsai

On this page you will find the specific care you should know to know how to care for a Carmona bonsai, you can expand this knowledge in How to care for a bonsai.

The genus Carmona is part of the Boraginaceae family. Native to Southeast Asia, this evergreen tree is also characterized by its abundant flowering in spring, and by the formation of some fruits in the form of very showy red berries.

How to care for a Carmona bonsai
Bonsai of Carmona

How to care for a Carmona bonsai


Carmons are adapted to living in tropical climates, where temperature and humidity are high. Thus, in our latitudes, must be placed indoors when the temperature drops below the 10 *C. In this situation it is convenient to vaporize the glass frequently.


Excess water favors the rotting of the roots due to the entry of pathogenic fungi. It is also about, 16 from a tree with moderate water needs, so it is advisable to let the substrate dry between waterings.


Still tolerating all kinds of fertilizers very well,carmons do not require large doses of fertilizer. Thus, the subscriber must be limited to the vegetative growth period (spring-summer-autumn for the carmons) and it has to be done in moderation, following the doses indicated by the manufacturer.


The growth of this species is very slow, that's why you don't need a frequent transplant (can be done every 3 years perfectly); transplantation depends in part on the size of the pot and the best time to do it is in late spring, before it starts to sprout.


Carmonas should be pinched throughout the year, since the growth is very constant throughout the same. Once the new sprout has appeared and a few 7 u 8 leaves, you can proceed to clamping, cutting from the second new sheet.