I am wondering wheter someone is able to help me. I received a Ficus Ginseng Bonsai plant and will really like to take good care of it since it is close to my heart.
I received it in a good condition, but I could see that it got a little shock or was handling its shipping badly or something, since it started to shed some of its top leaves(probably exposed to direct sunlight). The leaves turned darker in colour and then fell of. My first guess is that this is due to it being exposed to direct sunlight for quite a while before reaching me. Is this problematic or will it sort himself out again?
Here is some general information surrounding the where abouts of the plant. I am situated in South Africa, so we are used to warm weather and sunlight most of the time. The plant is indoors but I try to put it outside for a while when I get back from work, for this period of time it is exposed to direct sunlight. Indoors it is not exposed to direct sunlight but the sun does shine vigorously on my curtains giving the apartment a warm and well lit surrounding(from say about 2o'clock in the afternoon)... Now I have read a bit and everywhere it says that it likes frequent watering and to keep the soil moist. I would like to know what is meant with frequent watering? Is it once a day or once a week and so on and what amount of water is usually given?
Some tips will be appreciated as well.
Thank you very much