A few days ago the generous people at Renault lightweight trucks Bulgaria gave my dad a bonsai tree as an invite to confirm him taking part in a test drive event. Classy but still he ain`t doing it. Aniway as far as gardening goes in this family we have a ficus-like thing in the living room a bunch of red and white flowery stuff in the kitchen and a cactus - and if you guessed an import company you are so right - Subaru at a random auto show anniversary last year.
Now since I`m the only anime freak around (and currently studying japanese thank you very much) all the japanese stuff comes to me. Need I even mention that I have no idea whatsoever as to what am I going to do with a tiny bushy thing sold halfdead and ugly at an east european flower... selling... well place. It is in a pretty pot though.
It didn`t come with any directions other than the phone number of the secretary for the test-drive and I will feel awkward to be throwing her questions about bonsai watering.
So please help save this poor creature I dare not imagine to what extent I might mess things up!
First thing first I desperatly need watering information - as the chant goes I`m planning on throwing 2/3 of a coffe cup for the pot another 2/3 for the soil and a full cup for the plant. Then I`ll put a big china plate underneath and mount the pot on three small rocks about a centimeter above. For the first few days I`ll leave the plate dry to try and measure how much of an excess water there is and in such a manner estimate how much water it needs. Then when I hopefully get the hang of it I`ll start leaveing some extra water in the plate throughout the day to moisture the air around the plant.
Also I`d like to ask if I need to do the "submerge the pot bellow soil level and wait till all air is gone" thing straight away since the tree might have spent some time beeing passed down the line of people from the car marketing bussiness.
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I`m not sure if you will be able to see the picture as the host I`m using is *.bg. So please tell me if I need to move the photos on imageshack.
-the leaves feel moist
-well... I`m realy trying to make up something positive about the situation... then again I can`t
-is there a good net encyclopedia to try and determine the kind of plant it is?