BonsaiBeginner77 wrote:I live in southern Texas, the only reason I don't leave it outside all day is because I don't know where it originated from and I don't want to shock it.
It is irrelivant where your juniper was propagated. Juniper is a temperate hearty tree that lived in a relative humidity of 50% or greater, and a breeze
. None of which can be supplied by you indoors. Not to mention you are probably over watering (the learning forum has a description of "chopstick method; read it please)
BonsaiBeinner77 wrote:It gets a mixture of sun and shade all day. Yes the AC is usually on at about 76 degrees.
Perching your tree near to a window is not "sun".
BonsaiBeginner77 wrote:So will the aquarium rock and mulch mixture actually work? I don't know if they actually need some type of soil, I know Bamboo trees can survive in just aquarium rocks so I figured the juniper tree would be ok too. At this point I'm just leaving it alone and misting the leaves every now and then so they don't get leaf burn or whatever you call it. Will pruning some of the leaves back help? Or will the yellow/brown eventually get better?
All, repeat, all of my trees (even the tender trees) live outdoors this time of year in soil made primarily of Crushed granite grit (obtainable from your local feed store as chicken scratch), and crushed bark (aka "soil conditioner"). Untill I grew my trees in this kind of soil they died; as in, they all died
Your greatest problem right now is you have a better than 50-50 chance your juniper is already dead. Evergreens are slow to show insults. Storing a juniper in what amounts to a slow oven in the dark, runs right up to such treatment.
I'm using that flash word (insult) advisedly. when you root prune, or top-prune "insult" is
the term to describe that technique.