'Juliette' the Radermachera Ignea Tree Jasmine- #543
I’m 'Juliette' the Radermachera Ignea, also known as the Tree Jasmine. I am native to SE Asia, especially to northern Thailand and Laos. My name comes from the jasmine-like fragrance that my orange-colored flowers produce. Interestingly, these flowers sprout along my trunk and older branches. I can get 60 feet tall in the wild, but grow slowly as a bonsai and put energy into making a fissured trunk that shows my age and history. The forest planting style in this arrangement evokes the feeling of an old tree copse and will continue to develop small plants and fern allies to enhance the look of a miniature forest and transport the imagination.
Care: Full to bright indirect sun. Water me thoroughly about once every 5-7 days, and more often during hot summer days. Water me by submerging my pot in water up to the rim for 20 minutes, then set me aside to drain. I'll do best in temperatures above 50F year-round.
Symbolism: The Tree Jasmine is said to symbolize simplicity, endurance, advancement and peacefulness. In Thai they are known as Kasalong kham.