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Bonsai Semal Tree ‘Bombax ceiba’



  • Live Bonsai plant along with 12-inch plastic pot.
  • Plant height is 24-36 inches with thick stem.
  • The plant age is of 5 years.
  • The Live plant will be coming in well-stable potted condition.
  • Assured safe delivery with easy replacement.

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The Bonsai Semal Tree ‘Bombax ceiba’ , commonly known as the Red Silk Cotton Tree, is native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, particularly found in countries such as India and Southeast Asian nations.

In India, Considered as symbol of prosperity and life in various cultures; used in traditional medicine and textiles. Represents growth, strength, and cultural values in bonsai art.

  • Common Name: Bonsai Bombax ceiba, Red Silk Cotton Tree Bonsai.
  • Tree Type: Deciduous tree.
  • Size: Can be trained as a small bonsai, typically around 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) tall.
  • Trunk: Thick, tapering trunk with prominent buttress roots in mature trees.
  • Leaves: Large, palmate (hand-shaped) leaves with 5 to 7 leaflets.
  • Flowers: Striking red or orange-red flowers with five petals, blooming during the warm season.
  • Fruit: Capsule-like fruits containing cotton-like fibers and seeds, typically brown when mature.
  • Cultural Significance: Sacred tree in various cultures, often planted near temples due to its religious significance.
  • Bonsai Care: Requires well-draining soil, regular watering, and moderate sunlight. Pruning and wiring are essential for shaping and maintaining the bonsai form.
  • Challenges: Prone to pests like aphids and caterpillars; proper pest management is crucial.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Unique appearance with thick trunk, vibrant flowers, and interesting foliage make it an appealing bonsai choice.
  • Special Consideration: Bonsai Bombax ceiba requires specific care to maintain its health and appearance due to its unique features.

Care Tips for Bonsai Semal Tree ‘Bombax ceiba’:-

  • Location: Place indoors near a sunny window or outdoors with partial sun.
  • Watering: Keep soil evenly moist, not soggy; water when topsoil feels dry.
  • Pruning: Trim to maintain desired shape and encourage growth.
  • Fertilizing: Feed during growing season with balanced bonsai fertilizer.
  • Temperature: Protect from extreme cold; prefers warm conditions.
  • Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years in well-draining soil.
  • Training: Wire branches carefully for desired structure.
  • Cultural Insights: Symbolic tree, respect its significance.
  • Patience: Bonsai care takes time; be patient and observant.


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