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Tree ID 1 year 2 months ago #60686

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I just picked this guy up and threw it into a pot about an hour ago, but the seller doesn’t know what kind of tree it is. I asked them and they said “bonsai”. Cool.

Is it a ficus or maybe something else? The 3 loved leaves have me a bit confused.

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Tree ID 1 year 2 months ago #60687

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It’s a Fukian Tea, apparently. :)

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Tree ID 1 year 2 months ago #60689

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Correct, and it is a notoriously difficult plant to keep alive. Where are you keeping it?
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Tree ID 1 year 2 months ago #60714

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It’s in an East facing window. Why are they so hard to care for? I really like this thing. Any tips for keeping it alive would be greatly appreciated.

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Tree ID 1 year 2 months ago #60715

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It really needs to be outside, that is a major item- if you look at the help section 90%of tje questions / problems is about trees that are dying because they are inside.
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Tree ID 1 year 2 months ago #60732

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Thanks, lucR. I moved it onto the patio and I think it should be pretty happy there. Our climate in Houston isn’t much different than Fujian province outside of the winter months. Even then it will mostly have to come inside only at night I think. It has a crepe myrtle above it that should keep the soil from drying out during the summer and ,the myrtle being deciduous, will allow full sunlight during the winter.

I read some care sheets about Fujian Teas, but I didn’t see any information about pests. Are they very susceptible to any bugs or fungi that you know of?

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