We are SO EXCITED to finally be able to share this species with you! Pseudobombax is an amazing genus that can easily be trained into a bonsai form. As it grows, caudex will start to "split" and new growth will swell bright green in between these "splits." You can cut off all of the branches and this only encourages the caudex to swell more! It is a deciduous species, meaning it will drop all of it's leaves at the end of the growing season and replace them in the spring. The flowers on this species looks like little cotton balls, hence the Latin name "Pseudobombax."
These will do best in a bright filtered light. Water in the summer as the soil drys roughly all the way every 10-14 days. You can usually tell when it needs water when the caudex looks less swollen and green, almost looking puckered. Watering can be cut back to every 2-3 weeks as the soil is dry in the winter. When repotting, use an all-purpose soil mediumAll of our plants are ethically sourced from certified U.S. nurseries. We strongly condemn the poaching of plants or wild collection.