So I have a Juniper Bonsai and it is my first bonsai. I got it as a gift from a dear friend so I really don't want it to die!
I read up about how to take care of it so I gave it a "bath" once a week (soaked it in the sink up to the top of the soil for 10 minutes) and kept it outside because I knew it wouldn't survive indoors. Well a few weeks ago I checked out it and it had faded to a light green color and looked very dry. I live in Houston, Tx and my patio is West facing so it gets lots of bright light and yes, heat and humidity. Afraid it was drying out, I made a "humidity tray" for it and started spraying it with water daily. It only got worse, and more "dry" looking so we put it in a bag to try and keep the humidity in. I guess that was super stupid because now we see that there is definitely green and and white mold on it. I read of another similar situation so I took the moss out, took it out of the tray, and will put it back outside to dry out. I guess my question is, how can I save this thing and how can I keep it alive in this hot climate?