Well my Bonsai is a Ficus benjamina 'Mini Lucie' that a transplanted into a nice small rectangular blue ceramic pot about a week ago. I did not tie it down with some copper wire or anything. I just planted it with the Bonsai style soil I got with it. it was very loose in the pot and I figured it would settle down more once the roots took action, and I was told that too.
To put my mind at ease I tossed some regular soil on the top of the soil it came with to make it more stable witch has worked really well.
Is that not a good idea? Should I take it off? I don't want to but that is why I am asking the experts
And another thing, I have a couple 100 watt (that is the output, they use only 27 watts) 2700k CFL's and 2 15" 6500K's fluorescent lights. I am definitely going to add some more CFL's as soon as I get some extra cash. I don't have my tree in there (the closet where the lights are) because when I first got the lights I put it in there and when I went to water it the next day I noticed the leaves were very dry and by just touching them and not grabbing them or anything they would fall off so I just put it back in it's spot on the counter safe from my little tiger
Any idea why the lights made the tree dry out?
And How often do you suggest I water the tree?