Hi I just recieved this plant about 2 weeks ago. The tag says ficus nitida, Bonsai.
When I recieved it it was looking a little in dispare. The leaves had started to look slightly brown and had started falling off. I think the vehicle it was traveling in was in an accident. Although all of the soil is still in tact, the rock cover is half gone. Now I read that that should be removed anyway. Correct?
Since recieving the tree, I have watered it once and let the water drain through the bottom. Than it rained two days ago and I left it in the rain (it was approximatly 50-55 deg. F that day) and than brought it in when I returned from work and put it back in the sink with the drain plug out, which is where it now sits. The remaining of the leaves have turned brown(over this two week period) and have started to fall off. I put it in my bedroom because that is the warmest place in the house but maybe not the brightest. Although I do have a large sliding glass door and it faces north so it gets lots of indirect light. Should I move it to there?
I have several questions...
1. How do I bring it back? I love this tree and want it to survive!!!
2. Is it dead?
3. How do I care for it properly?
4. Temperature it should be kept at?
That should start me off for now. Thank you so very much for all of your help in advance