My birthday was this past Saturday and my boyfriend gave me a bonsai. Right now it has no shape to it and just looks like a bush. And that's fine because I'd rather know what I'm doing before I try and do anything to it.
It is a Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa).
I have been trying to look up stuff online (how I got here) to make sure I can give my tree what it needs. It has wonderfully fragrant flowers right now and supposedly will get some plums later. Now, the little paper that came with the tree says to keep it indoors where it will get bright light and to let the top 1/2 inch of soil to dry before watering again. But that sounds contrary to everything I've read online so far.
I've also seen online that this bonsai is good for whatever a cascade is, so now I'm off to read about that.
I'd appreciate any tips or points in the direction where I might read about it. I admit that I don't have a green thumb. So right now my tree is living next to my orchid since they both seem to like humidity.