New Bonsai owner and forum member here, looking for some advice for my Chinese Elm that I purchased just before Christmas.
I received it on the 21st December and sat it on the windowsill where it would get the most light.
From Christmas onwards, I have been watering as per the care instructions that came with it - feeling to see how wet it is, if only just damp re-watering.
It did really well for approximately a month and a half although the new growth was a lot paler with larger leaves than the small dark green leaves it arrived with. The new shoots would also grow quite long with only a couple of leaves at the end.
A couple of weeks ago I noticed that it was dropping more leaves than normal and over the following few days it shed practically all of its leaves.
There is also a white mildew across the top of the soil now.
I have moved it to a different windowsill where it should get more light and have the window open a fraction as I read that it could need a better air flow, which it wasn't getting in its previous position. There are now a few small green buds along the branches but they don't really seem to be growing.
I have attached some pictures for you to see what it now looks like.
Any help or advice would be gratefully received.