Colelly
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My first bonsai

i recieved a bonsai for my birthday but need help. it is a Sagarethia Theezans(i think), and looks in pretty good shape(i think). im concerned i might over water it, can anyone help me? like give exact instructions on how much daliy i need to add or how to know when it needs watering. also is there any one specific food/fertilizer that needs to be used?

ynot
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Re: My first bonsai

Colelly,

Welcome,

Please post a picture of your tree in this thread :) [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3557]Photo tips.[/url]
Colelly wrote:I recieved a bonsai for my birthday but need help. it is a Sagarethia Theezans(I think), and looks in pretty good shape(I think).
[url=https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Sageretia.html]A care sheet for you.[/url]
im concerned I might over water it, can anyone help me?
Yes, But it does not work at all like your next quote.
like give exact instructions on how much daliy I need to add or how to know when it needs watering.
Every time you water it, You saturate the soil completely, Your tree is most likely in in inappropriate loamy soil that retains far to much moisture and will not need daily watering, This may be revised when it gets in good soil.

See these two links for a bit about watering:
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1479
https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics_Watering.html

Read every link on this page also: ESPECIALLY the ones on Care Basics, Soil, and Watering [It will take you a while 8)].
https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics.html

Some more on soil:
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3422
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3423
Colelly wrote:also is there any one specific food/fertilizer that needs to be used?
Not at all, Any balanced fert will do. There is NO such thing as bonsai specific fertilizer, The only difference is the writing on the package and of course...The price.

I also suggest you start to do some additional research on bonsai as caring for them is not quite as straightforward as people seem to think [Due to all the possible variables] and do ask for clarification wrt any questions you may have. :D

ynot

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