Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:38
A highly decorative tree native to Brazil. Jacaranda prefers full light and a well-drained soil but will grow anywhere the light penetrates, for example on a mantle piece or behind frosted glass as in a bathroom etc. If you plan to place yours outside during the summer it is essential that it has protection from anything other than a warm calm breeze. You may find that it will drop leaves/branches when returned to the indoors, but new ones will grow back.
If it is too remain in the home or office, (above 15c or year) it will not drop its leaves, however if it is too spend its time within an unheated greenhouse the leaves and some branches will fall.
Because of it’s fast growing habit from seed, ornate leaf formation and ability to flourish within the home it is fast gaining popularity here in Europe as a bonsai and tropical house plant. Pinch the top out regularly to encourage fullness rather than height.