Chinese pepper (Zanthoxylum)
The Zanthoxylum bonsai (Chinese pepper tree) is an indoor bonsai. The plant attracts attention with its pleasant, sweet-peppery smell and its shiny green pinnate leaves. What is unusual about a pepper tree bonsai is its yellow wood and yellow roots. The botanical name (Zanthoxylum = yellow wood) indicates this.
A Zanthoxylum bonsai can be kept outdoors in summer. In winter, a cool, very bright window seat is an advantage. The pepper tree easily withstands temperatures up to 5°C. As bonsai, the Zanthoxylum tree is easy to care for and suitable for a bonsai beginner. If you are looking for a simple but unusual indoor bonsai the pepper tree is recommended.