leaves

  1. Andrew R.

    Chinese Elm changing leaves

    Hello- I am wondering if this Chinese Elm is just losing its leaves because it is fall here in Chicago and has been a bit chilly recently, though the tree has been indoors. Or, is there something seriously wrong with it? The yellowing started a few days ago, maybe a week. The tree has always...
  2. B

    Bonsai Dying.. Help!

    She is a pink pixie bonsai tree that is only 2 years old. She has not blossomed yet, but has been very healthy and full until last week. She has always been an indoor tree, but sits near windows. We moved at the end of July and she took to the move well. I prune her about every month. About 2...
  3. S

    Shimpaku Juniper Leaves

    Hi everyone, I received a Shimpaku Juniper 1 month ago. The leaves of the tree are losing their needle-like form and are starting to open up. Should i be concerned? Please advise.
  4. C

    Defoliating Japanese Maple

    From the posts I’ve read on here I’m a little confused and there seem to be conflicting thoughts on whether or not defoliating helps to thicken a trunk faster. What I currently have is an Acer Palmatum still in he nursery pot. I bought it this year and wanted to wait (at least) until next...
  5. G

    Out of my element...Trident Maple

    So my brother-in-law gave me this bonsai because he claimed it was too far gone to fix. I KNOW it isn't but I also know that I don't know how to fix it. I figured this was the best place to ask since I have absolutely zero experience in this stuff. Three questions for the experts: 1. Is it a...
  6. jazzaero

    Boxwood issues

    A couple months back I wanted to experiment after taking a local bonsai class. The teacher really stressed planting into inorganic substrate. I went and bought a boxwood and some shale to give it a shot. I chopped the plant up, without knowing what I was doing, and replanted into the shale and...
  7. ConorDash

    Acer P leaves

    Hey look, I made another leaf thread about my maple! Bloody thing... Apparently it is just never happy! Anyways, what do people think of this.. Leaves seemed more hardened off now, not as pale. It's being fertilised with miracle grow liquid fert, with some seaweed extract, once a week. It...
  8. JoeyBon

    Chinese Elm need help!

    This is my first post, first bonsai. I have a ~5 year old Chinese Elm from Eastern Leaf. When I bought it last Spring, I almost immediately repotted from nursery soil to a 100% inorganic akadama/lava mix. The tree did very well last summer and only lost about half of its foliage into the winter...
  9. S

    BRT please help

    Hi everyone. I am really new to bonsai. Someone got me a Brazilian Rain Tree as a gift, knowing that I miss my gardening and plant care, now that I've moved to a tiny apartment in a big city. Unfortunately, I don't have outdoor space which is why this person got me an "indoor bonsai". I know...
  10. J

    Time to move on: how do I make my new love less skinny?

    Hi, This was my love and passion for almost 8 years before I was put into hospital for 3 month and my neighbor who promised to take care of it during that time got to occupied emptying my wine collection. I have a very hard time letting go of things, and I believe that's why I'm drawn to...
  11. Bonsai Lemonade

    Questions about Fukien Tea

    Hi. I'm new to Bonsai, and I just got a Fukien Tea Bonsai 2 weeks ago. When I received it some of the leaves were a lighter (unhealthy-looking) greenish/yellow. I cut all the bad ones off (ended up being about 5 or 6) and now a bunch of new leaves are growing! I water it when the soil gets...