Full Grown Madruno
Diary of Charichuelo Bonsai 

We added another tropical plant to the bonsai diaries. This one is also called madrono or bumpy lemon as the rind is quite unusual.

The fruit looks like a shriveled droopy lemon, and has a similar rind. The interior is soft white pulp and has a popular, slightly citrusy taste people have compared to a sweet santol fruit or lemony cotton candy. ~

Garcinia madruno fruit

Let's Get Growin

Garcinia madruno

August 5, 2017 - 2444 Days To Fresh Fruit

The hot and humid weather seems to be great for the tropical plants.  They are all putting out new leaves and making some growth progress.

The charicheulo (madruno) looked like it had some sun burning on the new leaves, but it seems to be a coloration before new growth, maybe.  The leaves start out dark red/pink and then become green as they develop.

I'm not sure how to keep this one a bonsai.  It looks so good as a
Garcinia madruno Leaf Buds
really tall tree.

Anyway, when the new leaves were budding, it just looked like a weird, angry plant.  The new leaves may have been burned or got dried out a little, but they seem to be doing well now.

April 17, 2017 - New Plant Arrived, 2555 Days To Fresh Fruit

This is another purchase from our favorite Etsy shop. The tree arrived safely and securely today. This one is a five year old - pretty close to fruit bearing age. 

Garcinia madruno 
The seller is on Etsy (sc00bySnacks69) and provided great support to all questions about the plant and care.  Seller also shipped the plants very securely. 

This tree has latex, which is evidenced by some bright yellow droplets exuding from a light scratch on a leaf.

We are looking forward to trying some of these fruits in the near future from our own home grown tree.

Garcinia madruno latex drops