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Hi, i recently bought a chinese elm in good condition. a little long but i cut it to be alot better now. anyway, i need help with the light i have my bonsai currently in a north facing window which receives some daylight around 6:30pm i live in leicster england and i want this plant to really be a indoor plant as i like the plant to be in my room if so what can i do to hwlp the living conditions of the plant i want to keep this tree as long as i possibly can heres a photo IMG_7156.JPG
 

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Stick it in bros greenhouse!

Welcome to Crazy!

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For real though!
If you have it indoors, frequent “vacations” in the greenhouse will keep your plant thriving, and not just holding on.
I’d buddy up with the neighbors!🤣
 

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Is it really Chinese elm? I can't see leaves close up but don't appear to have serrated edges and bark is not quite right either.

Whatever it is you'll need better light indoors. Grow lights can help.
Indoors is not natural habitat for trees so while it can be done most indoor bonsai eventually fail from lack of light or not enough air movement.
Successful growers seem to have grow lights and fans to help.
 

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A north facing window will not be good for the long term health of the tree just because the amount of light making it through is a tiny fraction of what an outdoor full sun tree would receive. I agree that artificial light is a must.
 
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Is it really Chinese elm? I can't see leaves close up but don't appear to have serrated edges and bark is not quite right either.

Whatever it is you'll need better light indoors. Grow lights can help.
Indoors is not natural habitat for trees so while it can be done most indoor bonsai eventually fail from lack of light or not enough air movement.
Successful growers seem to have grow lights and fans to help.
ill send you an image closer up of the leaves. I bought it from a garden shop. Displaying it was an indoor plant IMG_7160.JPG
 

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Still not convinced this is Chinese elm. Leaves just don't look right to me and the bark is not normal color or texture for Chinese elm but I can't quite pick a species for you. Maybe someone else can throw in some suggestions?
Mis-labelling in garden shops is not unknown.
 

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