How to care for a Sageretia bonsai

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

The sageretias they are part of the family of the ramnaceae. These evergreen plants are native to central and southern Asia, but they are also distributed throughout North America. They have a reddish bark and green leaves that in the early stages of development take on a copper hue.

How to care for a Sageretia bonsai
Bonsai of Sageretia

How to care for a Sageretia bonsai


Sageretias are tropical plants, so they don't like the cold. They can live abroad, in semi-shadow situation, as long as the temperature doesn't drop too low, meaning, in practice, that they must spend the winter inside a house.


Sageretias need moderate watering. It is essential to maintain constant humidity at the roots, but without exceeding, since sageretias have roots that are especially sensitive to excess moisture. Let the substrate dry between watering and watering.


The growing season corresponds to the spring and autumn seasons. It is advisable to pay especially in autumn, while in summer and winter, when the plant slows down its growth, the subscriber has to be reduced considerably.


Since sageretias are slow growing, transplantation can be done every 2 oh 3 years. The best time to perform the transplant operation is at the beginning of spring. The roots should not be cut too short; just cut, approximately, a third of its length.


The slow development of Sageretia refers only to the growth of the trunk and thick branches. Young shoots grow with remarkable intensity and continuity. Clamping must be done throughout the year, leaving only the first two new leaves.