My mom had been growing and caring for this tree for a long time (now its probably 15 years old). She passed away in 2002, so my grandmother has been caring for it. She didnt really know what to do, and she couldnt take care of it anymore, so after 3 years or so, she told me to take it.
So I did.
I don't have any idea what I am doing. I have been reading around, and this site is full of amazing help! The problem is, I don't have any idea what kind of Bonsai this is. I have been noticing the brown/black rings around the bottom of the stem, and they worry me. I thought they might go away over time, but that isnt happening. It has recently started drooping alot, and that really has me worried. I thought the rings were a case of over watering, so I cut back on it. That obviously isnt helping.
It appears the plant is in the same pot it has been since it was bought, and that was placed inside of a earthware pot filled with rocks.
This plant really means a lot to me and my grandmother, and anything I can do to coax it back to its best would be done with enthusiasm.
Here are some pictures...If you need more, don't hesitate to ask!