I was given a 9yr old Ficus bonsai tree in February. It needed to be repotted as I could grab the tree by the trunk and it easily lifted up, taking all the dirt with it.
I read many websites and watched a few you tube videos on how to repot it, and I followed the steps exactly, waiting until March (two weeks ago) to do it. I trimmed the bottom roots, repotted it, allowed it to soak up water by placing it in a bucket of water and letting it soak up from the top. Then, all the places I've read said to let it sit in the shade for 6 weeks, so my tree has been in the shade these last two weeks and it's scaring me.
All the leaves have dropped, and only one little baby leaf has sprouted. I notice several little green starts of leaves, but over the last two days, half of those have turned brown.
My questions are-- Should I keep watering the tree as usual since it was repotted? Or does it need more/less water than normal? Should I really keep it in the shade for six weeks?
Anything else I need to know? Thanks in advance!