The Jaboticaba bonsai tree, known by its scientific name Myrciaria cauliflora, is a fascinating and unique bonsai specimen that originates from Brazil. What sets this bonsai apart is its ability to bear fruit directly on the trunk and branches, a phenomenon known as "cauliflory." This distinctive feature makes the Jaboticaba bonsai an intriguing and visually captivating choice for bonsai enthusiasts.
The Jaboticaba bonsai displays small, elliptical, dark green leaves that create a dense canopy of foliage. The leaves are arranged opposite each other on the branches, giving the tree an attractive symmetrical appearance. During the growing season, the new leaves emerge with a reddish tint, adding to the tree's visual appeal. The bark of the Jaboticaba bonsai is smooth, light gray, and develops interesting textures as the tree ages.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the Jaboticaba bonsai is its ability to produce fruit directly on its trunk and branches. The fruit resembles dark purple grapes and grows in clusters, creating a stunning contrast against the green foliage. This cauliflory trait adds a layer of natural beauty and uniqueness to the tree. The fruit is not only visually appealing but also edible, with a sweet and tangy flavor.
Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. The Jaboticaba bonsai prefers slightly more moisture than some other bonsai species due to its fruiting habit.Maintain higher humidity levels by misting the foliage or placing a humidity tray nearby.
In summary, the Jaboticaba bonsai tree is a captivating and unconventional choice for bonsai enthusiasts who appreciate the blend of fruit-bearing ability, attractive foliage, and the art of cultivating miniature trees. With proper care, it can become a stunning focal point in any bonsai collection.
This bonsai is approx. 16" tall, measured from the table to the top of tree.
The spread is 13"
It ships 8" Glazed Japanese Pot
Pictures taken August 28, 2023
Ships from of Florida Nursery
The tree you see is the tree you will receive.
*** This is an expensive Bonsai. We've likely been watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding this tree for a long time. Once this tree leaves our facility, watering, fertilizing, etc is beyond our control. If you buy this bonsai, we assume you're a responsible person and that you know what you are purchasing. THEREFORE - The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that Bonsai Outlet makes no warranties once the Product leaves our nursery. All One-Of-A-Kind Trees are listed AND sold “as is”. Sales are considered final. No refunds or exchanges will be offered in any instance. Bonsai Outlet assumes no responsibility for the health and welfare of the products after they leave our nursery. Please ask care questions prior to buying, if you are unsure.