Growing bonsai in a hot climate???

emmybee93February 10, 2013

Hi, I want to create a Japanese Maple and/or a cherry blossom, however I live in Victoria, Australia and in summers it can get waaayyy too hot for those species. Is there some way I could keep them cool??? Thanks, Em.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I don't know how hot it gets there but there are people keeping JMs in Texas and Arizona.
I'd guess afternoon shade . Maybe auto mist in afternoon.
From my own troubles in the South(USA) I'd ask do you have enough winter to put them into dormancy? That was allways the problem in South Fla. Not the heat.
Good Luck

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 7:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The Port Jackson Fig (Ficus rubiginosa) is often recommended as 'the very best tree as figs, are tropical or sub-tropical trees, are often mentioned in bonsai books as suitable for cultivation as indoor bonsai.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 2:59AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Will my window provide a sufficient amount of light for a bonsai?
My window faces northeast. So the only time I get direct...
Turface in Eugene OR
I have been looking for Turface or Turface like products...
My first bonsai. What is it?
Bought this at our local chain store:-) the tag said...
Need ID help
I just picked this up in the bonsai section of the...
josephines123 z5 ON Canada
Does My Bonsai Need Repotting?
Hello, I got a Japanese Juniper bonsai for Christmas,...
Sponsored Products
2-Pc. Cubic Planter
$11.99 | Dot & Bo
AntiquedPakistani Peshawar Khotan-Chobi Blue Hand Knotted Wool Rug H5990
BH Sun Inc
Serena & Lily Hanna Andersson Long Johns
Serena & Lily
Mod Made Aspect Bar Stool In Red [Set of 2]
Beyond Stores
Magic Hole Sofa by Kartell
$1,100.00 | Lumens
nuLOOM Handmade Eco Natural Fiber Chunky Loop Jute Rug (8' x 10')
Sea Ranch Sconce by Coe Studios
$530.00 | Lumens
Zinc Two-Tone Oval Bucket Set
$24.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™