I'm traveling for just a few days, and made sure that my pot was at the point where I could water it right before I left without fear of over watering. I'm only gone for 4 days, which is fine with my new pot, that is a bit deeper than my old one (thats whole nother interesting story that I'll post, with pictures.) I'm just curious as to know if keeping my halogen light on all the time while I'm gone is bad? I wanted to get a timer, but I was going to miss my ride. Will the bonsai be ok until fri? Or should I call my roomy and have him turn it off tonight, and on in the morning?
About the replanting that I mentioned (which is why I have my new pot) I was loosing leaves so badly, and growth almost completely stopped. I happened to pick up the small pot and look in the drainage hole. and the main root shoot was almost coming out of the whole. They didn't have a screen at the hole, so the dirt had fallen out during watering, and exposed roots to the dry air. I thought this was a bad situation, so I mixed my own soil (peat and inorganic grit.) It seems to retain and drain just as I'd want it to. I'm I'm now seeing 2 (thats better than none!!) small leaves growing daily. I'm hoping I see more soon, as I've heard that when the roots get pruned, that there will be equal growth in the limbs, as in the roots as they settle into the new pot and start to sprout new feeder shoots.
I'll share pics soon.