Root over rock
Age / growth cycle:
4 years old, in full fruit
The plant is in full fruit (and consequently heavy) its currently wired into position until roots thicken enough to support the weight of the plant and fruit. This is going to look great over the next few years, the non supportive roots are starting to prune themselves and the healthier, deeper, more established ones are starting to thicken.
Its busting with fruit at the moment, a couple of weeks away from a crop.
It’s very healthy, its had all the various ratios of nutrients throughout its growth and is kept indoors under a grow light during the colder, darker periods.
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As its been indoors its whole life, its been (regularly) manually pollinated.
Its planted a blue ceramic bonsai pot with a matching drip tray and its in a mix of John Innes – as recommended and used by leading bonsai experts); Akadama ( Japanese soil ) – for free drainage,high air content, water retention; and kyodama – for superior water retention, great root development (and can also help keep slugs snails and root aphids away).
Please note that we do not recommend delivery of the plants we sell, ideally we’d prefer collection as they can be quite delicate. However, if delivery is selected, we will package it as follows (hence the cost): 1. We’ll tie the base (pot) down to a cardboard base which meets / near meets the size of the base of the box to try to prevent it from moving around – and then well take a picture of it. 2. We’ll Place the Plant in the bottom of the box – and then well take a picture of it. 3. We’ll fill the box with packing foam to try to support the plant as much as possible – and then well take a picture of it. 4. We’ll tape it up – and then well take a picture of it. 5. We’ll send it by recorded, tracked courier delivery and send you the tracking details (and all of the pictures we took). We will not take any responsibility for damage caused during transit.