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Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora) Bonsai Tree

The Jabuticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora) also called Brazilian Grape Tree, Jaboticaba, Jabotica, Guaperu, Guapuru, Hivapuru, Sabará and Ybapuru) is a fruit-bearing tree in the family Myrtaceae native to Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil grown for the purple, grape-like fruits it produces. While all jaboticaba species are subtropical, all can tolerate mild, brief frosts, and some species may be marginally more cold-tolerant.

Jaboticaba Bonsai can be kept outside in the summer months. Give the tree a full sun or mostly sunny location. The trees should not be exposed to frost or extremely high temperatures. Bring the trees indoor over winter. Keep them on a window sill with plenty of light.

Jaboticaba can be grown in most upright informal and formal styles. Single trunk, informal styles are common.

Keep the Jaboticaba well watered throughout the growing season. The soil should be kept moist at all other times. Use rainwater if possible and the tree will also benefit from a regular water mist spray.

Young Jaboticaba should be repotted annually. Use a good well draining compost mix.

Heavy pruning should be done in early spring. General pruning can be done throughout the growing season.

Feed the bonsai with a general purpose plant feed every two weeks or use a slow release feed in the compost.


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