Plant Care Fukien Tea Bonsai

Fukien Tea Bonsai

4.3 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Carmona Bonsai Tree and Ehretia microphylla


Carmona retusa

How to care for Fukien Tea Bonsai


How often to water your Fukien Tea Bonsai

Water needs for Fukien Tea Bonsai
0.5 cups
every 7

Fukien Tea Bonsai needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Fukien Tea Bonsai

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Fukien Tea Bonsai in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fukien Tea Bonsai: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fukien Tea Bonsai love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Fukien Tea Bonsai does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Fukien Tea Bonsai

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fukien Tea Bonsai: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fukien Tea Bonsai after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fukien Tea Bonsai

Fukien Tea Bonsai

Fukien Tea Bonsai

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Fukien Tea Bonsai has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Rachel avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 73 XP
globe Markham, Ontario

It’s got a huge cock and loves to show it

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Aaron avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Forres, Scotland

Bonsai take 2-3 months to sprout so don’t feel Discouraged if it isn’t growing, it only needs 22ml of water but only water it when the soil is sticks to your finger when pressed :) apart from that please enjoy this lovely plant and have a nice day :)

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Andrewbunt avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 119 XP
globe Tyler, Texas

Easy to grow, doesn’t require much light, prefers temperate climate. Got best watering results by dunking it in a tub of water about a half an inch above the soil, until the entire rootball is soaked.

Survivor Survivor
__sutol__ avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 75 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario

I got Tree Diddy for my friend and I’m watching him until she is moved into her new place, however upon further inspection when I got home from the nursery he was riddled with sow bugs and nematodes! I repotted, did a gentle root cleanse and replaced the soil. I’ve never had a pest issue with other plants from this place so I’m inclined to believe bugs love these lil guys. However now he’s living the best life with clean roots, budding stems and new blooming flowers!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Rehabbhabie avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 16 XP
globe Mooresville, Indiana

If you’re growing from seed I suggest putting it in a ziplock bag for one to two months! :)

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