I’m Zen, the Japanese Elm or Zelkova, and native to Japan and Eastern China. I’m known for my fine-toothed leaves, graceful lines and attractive bark. I'm a prolific grower in spring and summer, and provide lots of pruning options. I do best in full to partial sun conditions. You can water me once every 7-10 days, or more it it’s really hot or dry.
To water, submerge my pot in water up to the rim for 20 minutes and let me drain thoroughly.
I benefit from good air circulation. In winter, keep me in a cool location far from heaters.
Elm is associated with strength, wisdom, will, and intuition. In folklore, it's linked to death and passage to the Underworld. Native American tribes used infusions from the inner root bark to address colds, coughs, and fever.
Includes care instructions. Plate sold separately.
Pot Sizes* Small: 4"W x 3"H Medium: 5"W x 3.5"H Large: 6"W x 4"H
*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations
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