I'm new to the forum, I thought I'd say hello. I'll be hanging around to learn new things about indoor bonsai, a hobby which I hope will bring some much needed tranquility and positivity to my life. I look forward to learning from you all.
I have picked up a few starter trees - a japanese evergreen holly (Ilex Crenata) and a chinese bird plum (Sageretia Theezans). I have made a small home for them, with some supplimental airflow and lighting. I hope this assists with their wellbeing, but it's mainly for aesthetics (they look nice at night with some light over them).
I have some very mediocre pictures I can share. I've had to close the curtains to stop my phone camera from being blasted from the glare of the daylight. If you can excuse the quality, I hope you'll find them interesting.
Would love to hear if any of you have a japanese holly or indeed a sageretia and have any essential tips.
My only question at the moment would be with regards to pruning the japanese holly. It appears to have been pruned using the cut leaf method (shearing the leaf in half and leaving it to die) before I aquired it. However in general growth is not as agressive as the Sageretia and in turn I do not want to agressively prune the holly if it is not neccessary.
Anyway, thanks for reading. I'm looking forward to the development of this years growing season, as I suspect most of you are too