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sunlight/water question

Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:36 pm
by goukuhou
Hi I'm new to the forum and i would like you ask a question. i received my serissa bonsai tree 3 days ago. the leaves were all green and healthy; however, last night i watered her a little bit because the soil was some what dry. now this morning to my surprise some of the leaves turned yellow. at first i thought it was because of the sun but i have read somewhere online that i might have over watered it. was it the sun or water?

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 3:36 pm
by JTred
This is kind of a common problem with serissa. Check out[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24165&highlight=serissa]this[/url]post because this person had the same problem.

I would get it to a shady spot, and water it using the chopstick method described in [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1479]this[/url] post. Also, what kind of soil is your tree potted in?

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:36 pm
by goukuhou
Thanks for the info :D . im not sure which soil it has i will email the seller and ask :oops: .

Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 3:21 am
by JTred
Well is it dense and peaty, like potting soil or regular dirt, or is it coarse, like coarse sand, stones, or baked clay (looks like kitty litter)?