Hi Guys, new to all this, be gentle
I was at a Garden Centre the other day, and fell in love with a little Sageretia Theezens (to the point of going back the next day and buying it).
He's a little bit miserable, soil like a block of wood, mildewey leaves, but trying his best to grow heartily. I think that's what impressed me. Half-dead, but still making a break for the sunlight! Apparently, he's about 3 years old.
I've learnt what I can, bought loads of books, obsessed on the Internet, and I'd love you guys' input.
So far I've :
- Made a makeshift greenhouse to help up the temperatures a bit, and to hopefully hold humidity in better. (if anyone's interested, it's two clotches glued together with the bottom cut off. If you put the cut-off bits over the top, you can make little vents. Works brilliantly!)
- Chopped off most of the mildew-y leaves, and treated with a fungicide.
- Added a Bonsai food to the twice-daily water, only a small amount, 0.5ml/L.
Here he is :
The problems I've got :
1. I've ordered some Akadama soil, and given how upset this tree is/was (he's definitely happier now), I'd like to bin this soil ASAP. Good idea, or should I wait until winter/early spring?
2. Some of the leaves are brown, and clearly dead. The ones that are doing quite well are great, but in between, there's some with brown-ness starting from the back of the leaf, and continuing forward. Am I right in thinking that this is due to past under-watering?
Thanks in Advance for any help saving this little chap... and BTW, great resource this, I've just spent two hours happily browsing away!