The Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) is an indoor subtropical tree. It is amongs the most popular and beginner-friendly bonsai options because it is versatile and easy to prune. The tree will drop some leaves between fall and winter, life expectancy is 300-400 years native to southern China.
Age / Pot Size / Approx. Dimensions
12 years old / 7-8"pot / 10"L x 10"W x 14"H
Watering tray is not included with purchase.
Please note pot color is option ( no guarantee ) depending on availability.
*We understand that the exact appearance and size of your tree may vary from the picture shown, since every bonsai is unique. Therefore, we have added the Additional Requests field if you have specific requests for your tree.
Chinese Elm, 12 years old, S shape style
Indoor bonsai should be kept around room temperature at all times. Ensure the tree is placed near an area with plenty of sunlight throughout the day.
Place your bonsai tree in the center of your watering tray and fill the tray with water until the water level can touch the openings at the bottom of the pot. Check how much water is in the tray every day and refill as necessary. If the tree is not getting sufficient water the rocks on top will appear light in color and the tree will feel much lighter.
Use liquid bonsai fertilizer. Follow the instructions that come with your chosen fertilizer. As a general idea you may want to fertilize once every month.
See the Workshop for details and demonstrations.