Is my bonsai diseased?

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Hi, I started growing these wisteria bonsai a few months ago and 3 of the seeds sprouted and were initially doing really well but two of them aren’t looking so healthy now. Can anyone tell me if this is just winter hibernation or if they are diseased and should be separated / repotted?

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Maybe too close to a light?

Welcome to Crazy!

It'll be a rough go with winter approaching, but they'll be better for bonsai for it!

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Welcome to the site!

Wysteria is a deciduous plant, and normally at this time of year would have dropped leaves and would be in winter dormancy. Where do you live?
 

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Welcome to the site!

Wysteria is a deciduous plant, and normally at this time of year would have dropped leaves and would be in winter dormancy. Where do you live?
Hi! I live in london - the plant is indoors at the moment, one of them seems to be ok with the leaves still green and heathy looking but the other two are starting to yellow and get spotty :(
 

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Maybe too close to a light?

Welcome to Crazy!

It'll be a rough go with winter approaching, but they'll be better for bonsai for it!

Sorce
Hello! It’s right by the window at the moment, should it be further away?
 

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Hello! It’s right by the window at the moment, should it be further away?

That's ok. Though not the best, but blah...

It could be a short dry spell that browned your edges, they are known to need lots of water, so perhaps in it's youthfulness, it dried the pot once or four times?

Doesn't look to have been in a dry environment pot wise though, is that kept in another pot?

Cheers!

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Keep them in the brightest light possible, which usually means as close as possible to the window.

Normally in London area, Wisteria are grown outdoors all year round. They are fully winter hardy in your climate. However it takes a seedling or a more mature plant of Wisteria time, about 2 months of steadily lower and lower night time temperatures to develop full winter hardiness. This means that it is too late in the year to just pop your seedlings outside for the winter.

Normally, we don't start seed indoors until after the middle of winter has passed.

Young seedlings can often pull through a winter on a window sill or in an under lights set up without bad effects. Mature trees will often have problems if not given a cold winter rest. But seedlings tend to not have much trouble. Your seedlings should be fine. In spring, put your seedings outside after danger of frost has passed, then never bring them inside again, except for a few hours at a time to display for guests or to take photos. Actually a day or two indoors most of the time is not a problem, but they really are an outdoor species.
 

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