Hello everyone. I have owned three bonsai. All were bought from a bonsai store at a mall. MY first one dieid wich i believe was due to the use of tap water. I now have graduated and hope to explore the art of bonsai much more indepth but as i spend time learning im afraid I might have done everything wrong.
1 My second and still living bonsai is what i believe to be a flowering bush cherry. I know from the tag when i bought it it is a type of cherry. I have had it for about a year and a half.
A few months ago my boyfriend who was taking care of the tree for me thought to be cute and cut it into a sphere on top. Although cute at the time it stressed out the tree and it lost many branches. With the additional stress of moving from PA to NC it is not doing too well.
I recently re potted it, When I did I found two foot long roots that hand been coiled in a circle like they were making a stand for the tree. I cut 3/4 of the roots off but they are still very long. The tree is tall, lanky, fairly bare and what leave it does have look muted and dull.
I fertilized when I re potted with has lead to wonderful new growth but the growth is getting brown streaks on the leaves. The trunk is a straight 1/2 inch wide and one foot tall. I have been keeping it out side. 80% of the branch are on the top 2 inches. I am keeping it outdoors.
2 My second bonsai is a small Japanese maple sapling. I had it outdoors but it have trouble with sun and win burn so I put it inside next to a huge glass door. I was hoping to turn it into a curvy informal upright and had the tree tied to begin growing that way. The leaves are green with red around the edge but have brown spots and I trimmed off the wind and sun burned parts off. as I learn more it seem if have done so much wrong.
Both plants were sold as indoor plants and were kept indoors before the move. What can i do to start my trees feelings better and is there anyway to save my miserable looking cherry. I currently can't provide pictures but ill see what I can do