The evergreen Crassula ovata, also commonly known as Money Plant, Money Tree, Jade Tree, and Lucky Plant, is a succulent native to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa as well as Mozambique. It is commonly grown as a garden plant and a bonsai all over the world.
The bougainvillea sapectabilis is a gloriously coloured ornamental woody shrub with heart-shaped leaves, vibrant petals and thorny stems. The plant is named after the French Navy Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville when he and Philibert Commerce, a French botanist, discovered it in 1768 whilst on a global journey.
Acacias are members of a large family of trees and shrubs that are found in tropical areas and evoke African savannahs or the Australian outback. With their fern-like leaves and yellow (or sometimes white or pink) clusters of gorgeous flowers, these trees are widely grown for their beauty.
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These members of the birch family are well suited for bonsai. Hornbeam bonsai trees (Carpinus) are popular in Japan and throughout the West. These trees have bright green leaves, beautiful trunks with grey smooth bark, and leaves that turn pretty colours in the autumn. The bark and buds are attractive over the winter.
The Brazilian rain tree, with the Latin name Pithecellobium tortum, is native to the rainforests of Brazil and belongs to the legume (Leguminosae) family. It is a hardwood tree with delicate branches and compound leaves with tiny leaflets. The leaflets of this tree are a light green color and fold up