Dwarf Mini Jade : Indoor Bonsai Tree
Many Bonsai trees are hardy and can put up with a lot of mistakes from new owners... but how about a tree that evolved to stand up to even the worst abuse? Meet the Dwarf Mini Jade Bonsai, which is the hardiest Bonsai tree that you could bring into your life.
In the wild, the (full sized) Jade tree is sometimes called "the elephant bush" because it is a favorite snack of African elephants, who are not known for being gentle. The tree is frequently stripped of all its leaves, with branches torn off in the process... and it still comes right back. In fact, this is how it spreads - severed branches sprout roots and begin to grow on their own!
In short, if you want a Bonsai tree which requires truly minimal care and maintenance - while still being gorgeous - it is hard to do better than the Dwarf Mini Jade Bonsai.
Why Everyone Loves the Dwarf Mini Jade Bonsai
Jade is a succulent, meaning that it stores and retains water for an exceptionally long time. It originally hails from dry areas of South Africa, so it is accustomed to going without water during dry seasons. You could forget to water it for a few months, and it will still be fine. It will not even notice. It only needs water when the soil is bone dry, once a month or so.
Please Note: Watering needs can vary from plant to plant. On arrival it is recommended to water every 3-5 days or as needed based on what you feel your tree needs. Do understand though Jades can go for long stretches without watering.
The canopy is particularly notable for its thick, dark green leaves, as well as sprouting beautiful tiny pink flowers. This gives it a wonderful look that enhances any room.
The trunk is thick, but still easily trainable. Even if you managed to break the trunk in the process, it will still grow back. Again, it is hard to overstate just how resilient these trees are. They are perfect for newcomers who want to learn training but are still loved by Bonsai enthusiasts of all skill levels for their distinctive look.
The only thing that can reliably kill a Jade is cold, so be sure to keep it above 50°F (10°C). Coming from hot African regions, it is fine with almost any temperature above that. It loves direct sunlight and fresh air, so do not be afraid to take it outdoors, particularly during the summer. It will thrive if it gets some outdoor time during hot months.
Finally, be aware: the jade is poisonous to many small animals. It should not be eaten by anyone smaller than an elephant, but if you have pets in your home, be sure to keep it out of their reach.
What You Will Receive:
- Like you, every Bonsai tree is unique. The tree you receive may not look exactly like the one pictured.
- The Ceramic Pot will be selected by us to pair with the tree.
- Small Dwarf Jade - 3 Years Old, 4 - 6" Tall
- Medium Dwarf Jade - 4 Years Old, 6 - 8" Tall
- Large Dwarf Jade - 6 Years Old, 8 - 12" Tall
Important Shipping Guidelines:
- We cannot ship to a FPO, APO, P.O. Box or to locations in Alaska, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii or anywhere internationally.
- All Bonsai are shipped direct from the nursery and may ship separately from other items purchased via the Bonsai Outlet.
- Most Shipments of Trees are released on Mondays and Tuesdays only to avoid being held in-transit over weekends.
- If extreme weather is expected, we may delay shipping your Bonsai tree to guarantee a healthy arrival; in such a case we will contact you. We are shipping living trees and must be conscious of the temperature conditions to the delivery address, as well as, while in transit. That said, we reserve the right to hold the tree(s) to guarantee a healthy delivery.
Will I Kill It?
Maybe, but probably not. Kids and pets are much harder to keep alive, so if you’ve ever had one of them you’ll be fine. Most Bonsai we sell need little more than sun & water.
Are there specific Care Guides available for each species?
Yes there are, and you can find them HERE
When will my Bonsai ship?
We ship daily. However, trees to the west coast ship on Mondays or Tuesday to avoid being held in-transit over the weekend. Shipments of Trees are released on Mondays and Tuesdays only to avoid being held in-transit over weekends.
Can I track my Bonsai?
Yes, once your Bonsai ships you’ll get an email with a FedEx tracking number that you’ll be able to use on their website to see exactly when your tree will arrive.
Do I need anything else to start an adventure in Bonsai?
Your Bonsai will arrive potted in a ceramic Bonsai pot that will compliment your tree and right off the bat that’s all you’ll need. If you’re looking for the basics beyond that, a Starter Kit and Humidity Tray are an excellent place to start.