ABOUT THIS FLOWERING PLANT.
Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea Plant (nashia inaguensis) – Fragrant leaves, with the scent and flavor of citrus, vanilla and pineapple, is used as an herbal tea referred to as Mounjean tea. Bahama Berry has tiny, shiny green leaves and a twiggy branch growth habit, that develops clusters of small white flowers giving way to red-orange berries. In nature it’s a rambling plant reaching 7 to 8 feet high, but it has proven to lend itself very well to being used for Bonsai. It’s this ability to conform to any type of container or well drained soil that makes it wonderful for patios and porch gardens, bonus; the aromatic leaves make it wonderful to brush up against while gardening.
The growth rate of Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.
FLOWERING PLANT CARE.
Bahama Berry Mounjean Teas are easy to grow, flowering plants that produce lightly scented, blooms throughout the summer. Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea will grow happily and flower in a pot or in-ground. They add a tropical accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones a containerized Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea can be relocated indoors for the winter months.
When you receive your new Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea.
All Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea grow very well in containers, indoors or on the patio. Plants need enough room for growth, generally a 6″ to a 12″ round container will suffice to get started. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.
Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea enjoy a well drained, general potting mix easily found at your local box store. Remember try to stay away from arid or wet, mucky soils.
To help establish your new Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea, fertilize sparingly a few inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product. Unfertilized they will tend to grow at a slower pace. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant. Its best to use a brand you know and trust.
GROW ZONE & LIGHT.
Best outdoors if grown in zone 10-11, find your zone here. This Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea requires 80-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is often best. In the northern end of their grow zone Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted plant will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before winter.
BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS.
At the nursery these Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant this Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea in a brightly lit area you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE.
All Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea for sale will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Plants designated with a sku ending in -4, -6 or -8 will arrive in a standard 4 inch, 6 inch or 8 inch round growers pot respectively. Our new, reusable, recyclable deep plugs are 7 or 9 inches deep and 2 or 2.5 inches in width. Products growing in these pots are easy to transplant and allow for deeper roots and faster growth, they are designated with a sku ending in -7 or -9. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. For more information, click the “best packaging” link at the bottom of this page.
Note: Before leaving, Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea are inspected, watered, and pruned. Larger plants, generally those that ship in 8″ pots, will be topped to 36″ or 48″ overall, depending on the variety, if necessary, to facilitate shipping. Your new plants’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and generally secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You may want to order your Bahama Berry Mounjean Tea Plant (nashia inaguensis) online now while they are in stock, supplies are limited.