'Mikawa' the Japanese Maple - #613
'Mikawa' the Japanese Maple - #613
'Mikawa' the Japanese Maple - #613
'Mikawa' the Japanese Maple - #613
'Mikawa' the Japanese Maple - #613

'Mikawa' the Japanese Maple - #613

$ 250.00

This one-of-a-kind tree stands apart from the rest. What you see in the photos are what you get, and there will never be another one like it!

I’m Mikawa the Japanese Mini Maple (Acer palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa'), and native to the mountains of Japan. In the fall, my star-shaped leaves changes to an orange red color. Please note I am a primarily outdoor tree. Allow me to spend most days/nights outside for fresh air and natural light.

I like morning sun or indirect afternoon sun in summer. Water me well about twice a week and more often, even daily, on hot sunny days. In the winter, water as needed. The best way to water is to submerge my pot for 5-10 minutes up to the rim and drain thoroughly. My soil should never dry out completely.

In winter, I should rest outside in a protected spot from November until spring, when my baby leaves, wakaba, start to appear again. During the winter months, keep me in temperatures between 25 - 55 degrees Fahrenheit. I am frost hardy, but must be protected when temperatures fall below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

I enjoy sunny and airy spots, but when temperatures rise to 85 Fahrenheit or above, move me to a spot with indirect sunlight to prevent my leaves from damage.

Symbolism: Aligned with the Fire element, the Japanese Maple is deeply intertwined with liveliness, passion, and enthusiasm. In Feng Shui, this strong energy is believed to foster motivation and determination. Interestingly, the Japanese Maple's Chi, 'Li,' guides harmonious energy flows, which strengthens communication and emotional bonds. This Chi is thought to encourage open and honest expression, and in conjunction with the Fire element, reduce conflict in the household.

Includes basic care instructions. We always recommend doing more research as each environment-- and tree!-- is unique. Plate sold separately.

Pot Size*    Large: 7"D x 5"H x 5"O

Total Size: 11"W x 21.5"H

*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations