PETER J
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Location: DELRAY BEACH, FL

FUKIEN TEA

HAD GOOD LUCK WITH TWO FUKIEN TEA BONSAI TREES - FOR THREE YEARS - THEN LOST THEM BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE WATERING.

ABOUT TO BUY NEW TREES.

QUESTION: IS FUKIEN TEA A GOOD CHOICE FOR SOUTHERN FLORIDA?

THANKS FOR ANY INPUT PETER J

rjj
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Hi Peter

In your climate, just about any tropical will do well outdoors year round. Finicky species like Fukien tea are just a little more of a challenge.

Ficus are hard to beat though as far as care and ability to produce a nice plant fairly quick. You should be able to grow killer plants there. My favorite is the narrow leaf ficus. Ficus retusa and microcarpa battle for a close second. Barbados cherry would be nice if you enjoy blooming and fruiting plants.

randy

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Peter,

Welcome to the forum.
HAD GOOD LUCK WITH TWO FUKIEN TEA BONSAI TREES - FOR THREE YEARS
This seems to answer your question. Not to sound harsh but not many plants do well if you neglect them. Consider it a lesson learned, let us know what you end up with.

Norm



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