I bought a new Bonsai (Fukien Tea) a month ago and it seems to be doing quite well, can see new growth and its drinking a lot.
I was advised that it looks to be in the wrong soil and I'd like some advice on the best way of changing it.
Firstly, is this the right time to do it? Should I leave it as at the moment whilst it seems to be quity happy? Also when is the best season to do this for this species? I live in England and its wintry at the moment.
The tree seems to have been in this pot for quite some time as its sunk into the soil quite well, I would probably estimate it being in the same pot for about 2 years. Also the tree has a large rock and that seems to be sunk in just as well.
I have read the advice about how to repot, chopping back finer roots and putting it into a larger pot. I am a little worried about the roots in case I kill it, the last 2 trees that I did this with both died a month or two later.
As its a soil change, do I need to change the free soil that the tree is in or do I have to totally replace the soil including the surface of it? Do I need to disturb the root mass at all?
Thank you in advance.