I bought my wife a 10 yr old (as told) juniper bonsai on June 10th and what I understood from the saleslady with a very heavy accent was to put the pot in water every 4-5 days for 5 minutes. My tree is now very dry and the juniper spikes are falling off, I have watered it alot (by just putting water in until it goes though) and misted it but I feel as if its a goner.
I have kept it in the house this entire time because we run a swamp cooler and I thought the moisture in the air was perfect. I have no experience with these wonderful trees so im kind of at a loss as to what I can do if anything, the branches and everything seemed very fresh and alive until a week or two ago.
I feel aweful about this and it was a birthday gift for my wife as well.
I am confused about the submerging of the pot, does that mean to completly put in water to where it goes over the little pebbles ?
Sorry for the newbieness of this post.