I got a bonsai as a christmass present. At the beggining it seemed to be doing nice, i made a little research on watering and i tried to do it righ, but some times the soil was moist for 4-5 days (it was this organic compact soil that usually comes on retail bonsais).
After a while, my plant started to loose strengh and loose some leaves. It started to look "hangy" and "tired", made a little research on my own and feared that it may have a root rot problem. So I went to the gardening store, buy a better soil and a bigger pot, and repot it, but i didn't see any rooten rot. Since not enough light could also be a problem, I started to move it from one room in the morning and anotherone in the afternoon. So, right now I don't know what im doing wrong D:
I mean, since I changed the soil, I water it a little more frequently, but im unsure if now it's not enought water, not enough light, or both.
Also, I did cut some green branches, because I thought that maybe if it had a root problem, having some fewer leaves to maintain would help. But just some, not a lot of them.
That's the story, more or less. Now, some data:
I live in Mallorca, near the sea.
I have a south facing window, in my room, that's were I put it during morning. The problem is there is not a lot of sun after ~16:30 because of the surrounding buildings. That's why I move it to a west facing window on the afternoon.
The soil brand I used when repotting is mistral (one they have for bonsais). They did had akadama on the store, but only akadama, there was not any mix, neither any other substrates (i read about mixing akadama, pumice and volcanic rocks).
The fertilizer brand im using is Massó, also for bonsais, liquid. If I follow the schedule, I should fertilize the plant in 2 weeks (not sure if it will last that long D:)
The only info in the card about the plant was zanthoxylum, so im not sure what kind it is exactly.
During the afternoon I have two places to put it, but it gets more or less the same amount of light. Anyways, I get it back inside when there is no more light (because it gets colder :/)
In the morning I could even place it so it gets some direct sunlight for a few hours, but I read that is a bad idea to give them direct sunlight...
Aaaand... im not sure if I can give you guys any other useful info.
I took some pictures
Any idea what could I do? And how much time it would take to see if whatever I do is working?