Hello everyone - I'm afraid I am another first time bonsai owner and I have a few problems.
I bought my 5 yr old Zelkova bonsai about 2 months ago. Along with the little card in the pot I also bought a guide to bonsai's as I have no idea how to look after them! The little card suggested daily watering of the tree and sprinkling of the leaves so I have been following this advoce as well as feeding with a bonsai food every 10 days. However, for the last 3 weeks my tree has been dropping leaves like no tomorrow! The leaves turn brown and brittle at the ends then drop off. According to my book this means I am over watering?! I have new growth on one side of the tree so I know the tree is alive but why are the leaves dropping so much?
My tree is planted in a terracotta pot but has no saucer, am I drying out the roots too quickly?
Any advice would be greatly welcomed.