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I bought an olive bonsai tree and another one from a gal, I think over paid for 2 plants from her but ones is doing good its a weeping cherry tree and the olive one not so much. I should have done my research ahead of time as I would not have picked this one out as the leaves on once side seemed a bit dry and I the other side of the tree is looking about the same :-( I have just ran water over it and misted the leaves, I dont run my ac very cold at all in the house, i cherish the warm weather being in WI, and the humidity is decent here right now. I would like to save it but not sure if its too late? Ill attach a picture of it and I think my camera is giving it some justice but hopefully the professional bonsai eye can see the browning going on
 

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So what kind of tree is the one in your photo? Doesn’t look like olive or cherry. It looks dried out and on the verge of death. Can you place it outside in shade while the temps are high until we figure out what it is? It will stand a better chance outside for now if you can keep it from drying out between watering.
 

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So what kind of tree is the one in your photo? Doesn’t look like olive or cherry. It looks dried out and on the verge of death. Can you place it outside in shade while the temps are high until we figure out what it is? It will stand a better chance outside for now if you can keep it from drying out between watering.
Ok I’ll put it out in the morning maybe I should take a picture of my other one I got from her to see if it’s an actual weeping cherry tree :-( I was just wanting to give a local gal business but I may have learned a good lesson on this ….sigh
 

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I bought an olive bonsai tree and another one from a gal, I think over paid for 2 plants from her but ones is doing good its a weeping cherry tree and the olive one not so much. I should have done my research ahead of time as I would not have picked this one out as the leaves on once side seemed a bit dry and I the other side of the tree is looking about the same
How did you pick these out? Online? Or in person?

If this is what it looked like when you picked it up in person in het garden, you did not get duped.
If you were shown a happy clappy tree that upon arrival looked like this, you did.

If you bought it happy and healthy and over several days it started to look like this, you let it dry out (e.g., the plant coming from a moist environment, and you bringing it inside can do this)
 

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That looks like it could be what is sold as "Australian Brush Cherry" which is eugenia myrtifolia. It's not a cherry but a subtropical shrub. It's not all that easy as bonsai, especially inside, but it's a staple of "mallsai" stores and sellers.

Quit misting the leaves and get it outside into partial sun.
 

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Duped ain't too bad.

Welcome to Crazy!

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Bucida is a good example of a tree that has thick glossy leaves that wouldn't be useful to mist once in a great while. They do use a lot of water and do ~poorly in a shallow pot, unless watered often enough.
 

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How did you pick these out? Online? Or in person?

If this is what it looked like when you picked it up in person in het garden, you did not get duped.
If you were shown a happy clappy tree that upon arrival looked like this, you did.

If you bought it happy and healthy and over several days it started to look like this, you let it dry out (e.g., the plant coming from a moist environment, and you bringing it inside can do this)
On the one side of the tree I saw that leaves were a bit brown, so bought in person and ho has a collection of bonsai’s but being new in the bonsai world thought no worries I have been able to rejuvenate plants pretty good so now the question remains what is it really and can I actually save it? 3B711EB4-F641-47A4-8441-2F4B05BC15C2.jpeg
 

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Ok I’ll put it out in the morning maybe I should take a picture of my other one I got from her to see if it’s an actual weeping cherry tree :-( I was just wanting to give a local gal business but I may have learned a good lesson on this ….sigh
So it’s outside here is a better picture is there any hope for this wonderful little thing?
 

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That looks like it could be what is sold as "Australian Brush Cherry" which is eugenia myrtifolia. It's not a cherry but a subtropical shrub. It's not all that easy as bonsai, especially inside, but it's a staple of "mallsai" stores and sellers.

Quit misting the leaves and get it outside into partial sun.
Here is perhaps a better photo, want to save it but it looks in dire straits:-( And may have to just suck up the loss :-( I’m attaching the other bonsai that she said was a weeping cherry. I kept both of them in the same spot with the same care which clearly one needed much more from the beginning…sigh
 

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You kill the plant and blame the seller? The leaves that are dead/curled up had to be OK at some point.
 

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Here is perhaps a better photo, want to save it but it looks in dire straits:-( And may have to just suck up the loss :-( I’m attaching the other bonsai that she said was a weeping cherry. I kept both of them in the same spot with the same care which clearly one needed much more from the beginning…sigh
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Bucida is a good example of a tree that has thick glossy leaves that wouldn't be useful to mist once in a great while. They do use a lot of water and do ~poorly in a shallow pot, unless watered often enough.
FA0FAB1B-1842-43AD-910B-6DAF24A5CBFE.jpegD834F2B7-D27E-4624-9614-82426698C8F8.jpegI got 2 from her will attach both photos, i placed both of them in the same spot I listened to what she told me to do but I think it was starting on a process that I needed to pay more attention to that particular one. I now put the little guy outside shaded area. So now I’m just wondering if I can help this little guy?
 

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Bucida is native to the Bahamas. Full sun, keep it watered but not sodden. Leaves dying is the first and maybe the only response a plant in stress can make. Give it a chance to issue new leaves. Never throw away a plant until it's been dead for 6 months. Do not treat a plant as dead because that is a self-fulfilling action.
 

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Bucida is native to the Bahamas. Full sun, keep it watered but not sodden. Leaves dying is the first and maybe the only response a plant in stress can make. Give it a chance to issue new leaves. Never throw away a plant until it's been dead for 6 months. Do not treat a plant as dead because that is a self-fulfilling action.
Thank you I will keep hope for this little guy, you mentioned about not having a shallow pot. Should I get something different for this one? Or should I wait and see if I get any new growth? I do appreciate your help being new to the bonsai category of plants. I guess I will be more descriptive to explain a scenario The other picture I posted is that a weeping cherry?
 

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be not so helpful and point blame
jump on my back about my lack of care
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Is starting to push blame to the seller. The point to learn however is that you need to know what you buy and if you buy a happy plant and it deteriorates in your care, most of the time, it is not the sellers fault and putting the blame outside yourself is not fair to the selling party.
 

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Is starting to push blame to the seller. The point to learn however is that you need to know what you buy and if you buy a happy plant and it deteriorates in your care, most of the time, it is not the sellers fault and putting the blame outside yourself is not fair to the selling party.
I understand this, It is my fault I went in impulsively to buy plants to recoup my losses from a house fire of many plants I had loss including a very near and dear to to me christmas cactus of 30 yrs :-( I was just on the search for new and a starting over of plants. I now know when it comes to bonsai's do my research a bit more. I just will give this one some time and hope for some new growth however I read do a water soak for 5 min to help it and then I read just do a regular watering to make sure soil is nice and moist. So what is it I actually do for this one, my other one looks great and now trying to figure that one out exactly so I dont do the wrong things for that one. Thank you for any help
 

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Don't do anything other than full sun and keep watered until it recovers. The other one is not Prunus-Cherry like. Other kinds of trees are also called "Cherry", so someone else can help. (the Olive isn't an Olea-Olive either)
 

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