Lavender Star Flower #7
This elegant little 5" tall bonsai tree is potted in a glazed container from potter Thomas Arakawa. The plant will flower almost continuously under the right conditions. The small bright green leaves contrast with the lovely flowers, and the tree will bud profusely when trimmed, allowing you to make almost any shape you desire!
Lavender Star Flower is also known as "Grewia" because of its Latin name. This is a beautiful species that prefers warm temperatures and lots of direct sunlight. It can be grown indoors or outdoors during warmer conditions for more vigorous growth.
Under low light conditions the leaves increase in size slightly and flowering is less reliable, but southern or western windows may provide a suitable growing spot. The branching can elongate quickly so don’t be shy about pruning. If leaves drop or yellow, try giving it more direct light. Avoid freeing temperatures!