I am a college student and have always wanted to grow a bonsai tree ever since I was little. Today, while shopping at Walmart, I saw one for only $10, so I couldn't resist. Once I got back to my apartment, I decided to do some research on the species I purchased, Fukien Tea. After browsing the internet for a few minutes, I quickly realized, to my disappointment, that I had purchased a Mallsai.
I know many of you in the bonsai community look down on the Mallsai. However, had I known that's what I was getting myself into when I was buying this tree, I would have waited a few years until I graduated college and saved the money to go to an actual bonsai nursery instead. Regardless, I want to learn more about bonsai, and this is apparently how I'm going to get my start.
I read that I need to remove the glued rocks and moss, which I have done. I also clipped some of the new flowers to help reduce stress on the tree. What are some other steps that I should take to help my tree survive?
Thank you so much for reading this and helping me out.