Flowering Horseflesh Mahogany Bonsai Tree (Lysiloma Sabicu)

Flowering Horseflesh Mahogany Bonsai Tree (Lysiloma Sabicu)


The Lysiloma Sabicu, a large, evergreen tree native to the Bahamas, is a captivating sight with its weeping form and rustic, scaly bark that matures into a grayish-cinnamon hue. Its leaves, rounded at the tip, grow at a medium pace, adding to the tree's overall charm.

As a bonsai, the Lysiloma Sabicu boasts small leaves, petite Powder-Puff flowers, and rustic bark. Despite being deciduous and shedding all its leaves around December, it remains dormant only until the end of February. However, it's important to note that its roots should not be disturbed during this period as it is a tropical tree.

The tree's bark is grey-brown and rough, breaking into long uneven strips. Its leaves are dark green on top and pale green underneath. The tree also produces dense white powder-puff flowers in early summer and throughout the year, and grows brown fruit pods that are 3-4" with a slight twist.

This 32-year-old bonsai stands 17" x 19" x 27" tall and is potted in a 12" brown rectangle mica container. A suitable humidity/drip tray is recommended, which can be added at a small additional cost.