OK, please don't hate me, I was walking around Ikea yesterday and on my way out I spotted a load of bonsai trees - just labelled as 'mixed bonsai' there were about 3 varieties, so I chose the one I liked best then looked for the most healthy one and one with a decent looking trunk.
This was purchased to take to work, to make my office a little nicer. At present I have a weird thing called a Christmas Cactus that's not really a cactus but does flower around that time with these weird but cool pink flowers.
On to my tree:
Trunk and some leaves:
So, what have I purchased (for the princely sum of Ã‚Â£4.99!)?
I did as instructed in the booklet that came with it, and filled the sink and submerged it to just over the pot and waited for the bubbles to disappear then drained of the excess. Reading up on the net now it seems this is not recommended too often.
I like the sound of the 'stick' method - i.e. having a small wooden stick in the corner of the soil which one can remove and see if it's wet or not.
As this will be in an office the only really practical way to water it will be to put some water in the saucer - will that be ok? - I have read conflicting advice on this.
Lastly, what should I feed it, and how?!