Wow, what a great site.
Last week I bought a Bonsai at Lowe's in the clearance corner. I felt so sorry for it and they practically gave it to me. It was so pathetic looking and dry as a bone. I have no idea what kind it is. I do know that it is not a pine. It is in a pot about 7 1/2 inches high. The tree itself is about 11 inches (at its highest branch). It had a few yellow leaves on it that promptly fell of. The top of the soil has moss on it.
For now I have it on my patio (not in the sun) and I watered it well as soon as I got home. It will be an indoor plant as I live in Montana but for now it's nice and warm outside.
To my delight, it has started sprouting leaves in various places. My questions are:
Should I water when the top is dry? The pot is very high so I'm not sure how much to water.
It has a lot of branches (most are naked). Should I cut some of them off?
Should I fertilize it?
Should I put it out in the sun for a little bit every day or is it OK in the shade?
I am truly amazed that this little guy seems to be coming back to life (the people I was with when I bought him thought I was crazy for buying a "dead plant"!
Any tips would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance.