Quick question regarding the pictures below - should the substance on the leaves of our bonsai be cause for concern?
We water the bonsai when the soil is particularly dry, which is about twice a week. We water it from the top.
Neither of us are sure as to which type of bonsai it is, but we've been careful to follow basic guidelines of keeping it indoors during the Autumn months, giving it plenty of light and not keeping it above a radiator. We've also given it a few pellets from a bonsai man at the market, which it seemed to like.
We think the substance on the leaves is mildew. Whatever it is, it's appeared around the base of the trunk and on the soil too - hopefully the pictures show that.
I've looked on other threads and the common remedy theme seems to be 'don't over water it'. We're mindful about watering, but admittedly haven't been using the chop stick method.
Since discovering the substance, we haven't watered it.
Any advice is thoroughly appreciated!! Thank you!
Where it usually lives
I first thought the leaves were dusty...turns out the 'dust' is even on leaves sheltered beneath other foliage..
Whatever it is is starting to appear at the base of the trunk
What it usually looks like