I bought this little fukien tea from a bonsai nursery in Dallas,TX
The yellowing of the leaves made me think the soil wasnt drain well enough, so, being that it is spring here, and the tree is pushing new growth i decided to repot the little tree.
here is the finished product. As I was repotting the tree i noticed the roots were very sparse and close to the base of the trunk. I hope that this 60% in-organic and 40% organic soil mix will help the tree thrive and create the dense foliage pads that this species is know for.
I might cut the trunk where it straightens near the top. But this wont happen for at leas a couple of years. I want this tree to put on a lot more growth and gain vigor before i do anything else.
I am trying to get this tree used to the direct Texas sun. But i have read Fukien tea prefer mild morning sun or indirect (filtered sun) especially during the sweltering Texas summers.
any suggestions are welcomed.