Hi, my name is Abby
My boyfriend bought a chinese elm quite a while ago, and it looked really nice, so i got a bonsai as well. Mine is a ficus retusa and after having a tough period when the temperature in my house was quite low, and the leaves dropped, it is now doing extremely well.
Unfortunately my boyfriends bonsai is not doing as well. when he bought it, he repotted it into a huge pot and put it in a soil wasnt airating very well, it is the type of soil that you put regular housplants in, and therefore it wasnt drainign very well. He kept negleting to water it and feed it, so it eventually weekened until i persuaded him to feed it, to which it started growing new leaves. I was thrilled to see it live again lol. Then... before it had had enough time to recover he pruned it :O and it has never been the same. he went off to university and left it at his house. so i decided to travel all the way to london and pick it up in my little crate and carry it all the way back
i repotted it into its original pot and with soil that i had gotten whilst on holiday that said it was made for bonsais (fingers crossed). the roots were in a bad way, damp and dark coloured, im hoping it was just the soil though.
Is there any advice you can give me so that i don't put it under anymore stress. it has about three leaves which are green however they are wilting badly.
help please, i would really appreciate it.