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Leptospermum Scoparium - NZ Tea Tree Tips 1 year 10 months ago #31913

Hello all;

I am growing a NZ Tea Tree to eventually become a bonsai.
Well, I know it is famous for being extremely fussy, it dies on you in a matter of hours, it hates having its roots touched, etc, etc.
But it is soo beautiful!
So even knowing the success rate can be as low as 5%, I'll try. The weather here is not bad for the Tea Tree (it's called "Erika Japonica" here in Brazil) and I like challenges. But..
If anyone has any experience with Leptospermum and can share some tips, I'll be more than happy.
Here's a picture of one of the minuscule flowers in my tree right now:



Thanks for your help!

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Leptospermum Scoparium - NZ Tea Tree Tips 1 month 1 week ago #46460

UPDATE
How to kill a Manuka in 12 hours:

As stated by ALL bonsaists trying to grow Leptospermum as bonsai, 6 hours of dryness is all they need to die.
No wilting.
No chance.
Thinking the soil was pretty wet two days ago, I didn't water it.
Today, dead.

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Leptospermum Scoparium - NZ Tea Tree Tips 1 month 6 days ago #46481

I'll take the pot.
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Leptospermum Scoparium - NZ Tea Tree Tips 1 month 6 days ago #46484

Clicio wrote: UPDATE


I've killed my share but never so fast :)
Such a shame though :(
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