Buddhist Pine Bonsai
Height: 70cm |
☘ Origin: Japan and Southern China
☘ Family: Podocarpaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Podocarpus
☘ Common Name(s): Buddhist Pine · Yew Plum • Fern Pine
It is commonly linked with virtue and long life, even immortality. The Pine tree is iconic of the Japanese New Year, as a symbol of rebirth and renewal, a bright and hopeful future.
Buddhist pine is highly regarded as a Feng Shui tree in Hong Kong which elevates its market value. The Buddhist Pine is viewed as a lucky charm, and are often used in the life improvement system of Feng Shui, and usually planted on temple grounds. The Buddhist Pine is thought to be the harbinger of good fortune, and plays a important inspirational role in Buddhism.
☘ An older Podocarpus can look absolutely stunning, really capturing the "nature in miniature" ideal of Bonsai cultivation - which is undoubtedly why it gained its reputation as a favorite of Buddhist monks.
☘ Podocarpus is an evergreen conifer, and it will look great year-round without any dormant periods. It's also got a very unique look, and can change drastically over the years. You might even consider making a 'baby pictures album', documenting its progress.
☘ Podocarpus has a good natural air-purifying power, and absorbs indoor air pollution.