Hawaiian Umbrella is a robust plant that has mangrove-like roots. Its green leaves are very glossy. Its leaves are small in size and have the shape of an umbrella. The plant has a solid trunk. It is very attractive. It is always dwarf even at full maturity. It is easy to grow and maintain. The plant is well suited for beginners.
Hawaiian is an indoor plant. It does well in bright and humid temperatures. It prefers a temperature between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit and should have up to 3 to 4 hours of sunlight exposure. Its humidity is around 75 degrees. If your home is dry, you use a mist humidifier that can help imitate a moist and tropical condition that is well suited for the growing of the plant indoors.
Hawaiian can adapt easily indoors. Place the plant where there is good ventilation. You can look for where you can find sun rays in your home. The plant likes the early morning sun because it is not harsh. Return the plant to shade in the afternoon. Avoid leaving the plant outdoors overnight because of the cold temperature that may go above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Night temperature can harm the plant.
Hawaiian needs proper and thorough watering. Water the plant at least every 2 or 3 days for it to thrive. The plant needs watering all seasons – fall, winter, spring, and summer. During the summer, you have to water the plant every day. You can use a hose with a spray nozzle or a watering can. Never allow the plant to get dehydrated.
Hawaiian needs to be pruned every season. Pruning is as at when due helps it to produce smaller branches. Always prune to maintain its small size. Use a pair of scissors to do a lovely pruning.
Soil, Fertilizer, and Pruning
Hawaiian can stay in a pot for up to 5 years. At this point, it may start to lose its soil nutrients. It makes sense to provide nutritional supplements for the plant so that it can look healthier. Organic fertilizer is best suited for the Bonsai. Always use the fertilizer as directed. Do not overdose on the plant.
Hawaiian needs to be re-potted at least every 3 to 5 years. After ordering the plant, you will have to wait for a season before you can re-pot it. Use the actual bonsai soil when re-potting. The bonsai soil helps water to drain very quickly and also makes the root not rot. Avoid using the middle ground when you are re-potting it if you want it to live long.
Hawaiian needs to be re-potted properly. Always trim the root ball before re-potting it. Water, the plant immediately after it, is re-potted.