A very rare dwarf bauhinia is great for bonsai. It has very tiny leaves that are interestingly shaped like ox hooves. Yellow flowers appear starting in spring...then less...then more, all months into autumn. During winter the leaves are semi-deciduous, if temperatures are not above 65 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a great flowering indoor bonsai.
Age : 2.5 - 3 Years
Size (Approx) : L X W X H : 5.5" x 4" x 8"
Note : The plant might differ a little than the picture as each Bonsai is created differently.
They need full sun to light shade and well draining rich soil. Regular water and fertilizer is necessary for the growth of the plant. Grows and blooms well in any small and shallow container. They are also lovely specimen trees, if you prune them their first few years so the canopy is properly shaped. They may drop their leaves for a month or so if it gets chilly, but they regrow quickly. Sometimes they will even flower during this time, filling the tree with beautiful flowers.
Repotting can be done every two to three years but it depends on the plant growth.
Bonsai needs sufficient bright light. Keep it near a bright window or in semi shade. In balconies keep it on the eastern side where the sun is not very harsh on them. Keep the soil for bonsai moist. Don't over water it or keep the soil very wet or it will shed the leaves and eventually cause a root rot.