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BONSAI CAROB
BONSAI CAROB

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SILIQUA CERATONY

Common Name: CARRUBO - Family: FABACEAE

ORIGIN:

Species native to the Mediterranean area, it is a very long-lived tree characterized by a powerful trunk and a dense crown, reaching heights of up to 10 meters.It has small, leathery, deep green foliage, while the shoots have a reddish color. Following the flowering, towards the end of summer-early autumn development of the fruits, called "carob" edible and used in various medical and culinary fields.

PRUNING:

The pruning of the roots must be carried out at the same time as repotting which is ideal to do in early spring when the days are already fairly hot.

Also potatura of the branch it is possible to do it together with the repotting.

STAPLING:

Pinch the new shoots to 2 pairs of leaves, in early or late summer, after the new spring shoots have lignified.The carob is not a very fast plant in the growth of both the branches and the trunk.

REPOT:

Every 2-3 years in early spring and in any case when there is no longer any risk of very cold days, with a mixture of 40% oftopsoiland 60% ofpumiceand adding somevolcanic lapilli.

WATERING:

This plant has an excellent drought tolerance but also likes abundant watering in the spring-summer phases; it is advisable to water it abundantly, letting the soil dry well between one watering and the next,absolutely avoid water stagnation.

FERTILIZATION:

Fertilize with organic fertilizers in spring and autumn such asbiogold orhanagokoro, or even with mineral fertilizers like oursCifo Slowbut make sure not to overdo the doses and above all that the fertilizer is slow controlled release. It is also ideal to support the plant with fertilizers based on microelements in the summer in order to support the loss of substances due to the continuous washout of the waterings, this fertilizer is excellent.Sinergon.

EXPOSURE:

Heliophilous plant (lover of the sun), it must be protected during the winter in cases of temperatures close to 0, as it is a plant native to warm climates. Expose it to full sun throughout the year, trying to shade it in the midday phase of midsummer.

BINDINGS:

Binding is possible in any season.

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