So I recently purchased a Chinese Elm.
I've had it for a few days, and although it's probably too early to make any serious judgements yet it seems to be in good knock - good clean green leaves, the soil is moist and there are very few (3 or 4) dying leaves.
This is my first bonsai so I'm a little unsure about a few things:
- I have the bonsai facing an Easterly Window. ( we don't get a lot of direct sunlight in Ireland, and the bonsai is a good distance away from the window to avoid the cold through the glass)
- I have ordered a full spectrum CFL bulb as I suspect I shall be needing some supplementary light, Should I set this on a timer to coincide with the daylight i.e. On 12 hours off 12 hours.
- I have an ultrasonic humidifier which I use near the bonsai every 3 or 4 days to keep the leaves moist
- I soak the plant in its pot in the sink once a week (with the water just below the rim) so it an suck up some water through the roots
- I water whenever dry
I guess I'm wondering if anyone could comment on if what I'm doing is good / okay or what improvements I could make to my care.
Thank You all very much in advance