I live in the mountains in Northern spain and have purchased a Chinese elm about six weeks ago,thankfully itÃ‚Â´s doing really well at the moment having come out of dormancy about three weeks ago with a mass of small buds/leaves appearing all over the place!
I keep it on a very wide window sill in the kitchen (above the sink!) .I spray it each morning with atomised rain water that i keep in the same room at room temperature,and have been watering it using the immersion method roughly once a week depending in the temperature.IÃ‚Â´ve been adding a liquid Bonzai fertaliser to the water that i immerse it in which i bought from a shop specialising in Bonzai trees.The label says to add a specified dose once a week to the treeÃ‚Â´s water.
My questions are whether you feel that these kind of commercially available"Bonzai fertilisers" are a good thing and also what your feelings about spraying with a small quantity of atomised water each morning are?
i know the immersion method comes in for mixed support but so far my tree seems quite happy with it-i havenÃ‚Â´t as yet changed the soil in the pot that it came with as the tree seems pretty happy and i didnÃ‚Â´t want to shock it too much!However the soil does seem to be a more organic type ,than the very granular type described in some of the posts here.
Once the weather warms up a bit iÃ‚Â´m planning to put it outside on nice days to catch the morning sun,but our weather can be extremely changeable with sudden cold nights arriving unexpectedly.
thanks in advance and best wishes to all -Netts