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Mount Fuji bonsai

my bonsai tree is dying. I have it in doors and the kitchen window. It gets southern sun light in the morning only so it is not getting burned but the leaves are dry, and it looks like there are tiny spider webs over it. it is well watered that is not the problem. any suggestions??

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Hello and welcome to the forum. Would it be possible for you to post some pictures? At the very least knowing what species you are referring to is all but a necessity. Some trees are so ill suited to indoor culture that it becomes extremely difficult to do so successfully. Others seem to do OK for a while only to slowly fade away.

Damp soil in conjunction with dry leaves might indicate that there are problems with the roots. Damaged roots can be unable to take up water causing drying leaves. This can lead a well meaning owner to water even more setting up a cycle that ends in the trees demise.

The webs could be indicative of spider mites. You can check this by holding a sheet of paper under the affected branches and attempting to dislodge the, presumed, insects. They are small and by using the paper you make it easier to see them.

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Pictures always help (:
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Photos of my tree

[url]https://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll295/daniechurchwell[/url]

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Your title said Mt Fuji bonsai. But I believe Mt Fuji is a serissa variety:

https://www.almostedenplants.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=519

Your plant doesn't look like that. It looks like a juniper. Junipers are not indoor trees; they die indoors. They need to have a period of cold dormancy outdoors.
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These pictures are of a juniper that has been kept indoors - not outside where it belongs. Yes, they will die in the house.

Mt Fuji has nothing to do with this plant other than the fact that it too is outdoors like where junipers grow.

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sjchurchwell@gmail.com wrote:[url]https://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll295/daniechurchwell[/url]
Junipers, and this is a juniper, that are this browned are usually already dead.
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Sorry we have to be bearers of such bad tidings! :( Not your fault, I know vendors will tell you sure, it will be fine indoors. That's because all they care about is selling their "product." Next time try to find an established bonsai nursery with a reputation to uphold, where they care about their trees and about getting repeat customers. If you are going get a new bonsai tree, do some research first, figure out what kind of tree you want for your conditions. You posted this in Indoor Bonsai. If what you are looking for is a bonsai tree you can keep indoors, think about tropicals like ficus. Decide what kind of tree you want, research what kind of care it needs, and only then buy one.
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