Hello Dear Gardener Friends,
I live in the New York City metropolitan area and my friend gave me 19 days ago this bonsai.
Then he left to Europe. There's no name of the species, no instructions. I don't know how to care it.
I was wondering if someone could help me ID it and make a guess of its age so I can find out how to take care of it.
I'm enclosing a few shots with close ups.
From the look of the leaves, feels like conifereous, but I can't say more.
I live in a condo facing East, so I used to put it right by the window. For nearly 2 weeks it got plenty of direct sun between 7-11am or so. Temperature of my apartment is 78 F with AC kicking in moderately to keep temperature.
My current maintenance schedule:
- Spray water on it (leaves, soil...) about every 2 days.
- Pour in 1 cup of tap water every 2-3 days to keep soil moist.
Then about 10 days ago, I moved it against a wall for decorative and I was told room ambient light was sufficient.
I keep about the same watering schedule.
2-3 days ago I started noticing a few branches and leaves turning yellow. Most of them are located in the inside part of the tree, hidden below or behind the ouside leaves.
Am I giving too much water? Not enough light? Do I need to start putting fertilizer?
There used to be this little microscopic tiny 'mosquitoe' flying around. To me it was a sign of good health. But now it's now even there .
Thank you for any help!