my poor bonsai

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Attatched is my tree about a year ago when I bought it. Its been very healthy up until this weather change. I don't keep it outside because of how chilly it is, but it stays in the window and is watered when the soil feels dry.

Within the past month since it's gotten colder my poor little bonsai has been getting worse. The roots dont look like they have rot, but there are little bugs that show up now and again.

I went out and got a grow light thinking maybe it's not getting the light it needs, and I'm too scared to repot it or give it plant food because I dont know what exactly to give it, and I don't want to shock the plant into it's final days.
Any ideas what I could be doing wrong ?
 

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What species is your "poor little bonsai"? What is the temperature at the window. Where are you located? Put that location info in your profile.What substrate is it in? Welcome to the forum.
 

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What species is your "poor little bonsai"? What is the temperature at the window. Where are you located? Put that location info in your profile.What substrate is it in? Welcome to the forum.

Located in Virginia, temp stays around 60-65 at the window. When it's on the table it gets light from 2 windows on the south side of the house.
The nursery said it was a juniper, but there was a bonsai farm here in the area I took it to and he called it a fukien tea. He also repotted it for us with his own mixture. It was very hard to understand him ..
 
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It's just pouting because it's indoors and isn't getting outdoor conditions. It beats the alternative of leaving it outside and killing it.
 

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My wife's likes to be wetter indoors than out. It seems to like being sprayed with 1/4 strength miracle grow when indoor.
Also try to keep it warmer around 70 is where ours is.
 

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Located in Virginia, temp stays around 60-65 at the window. When it's on the table it gets light from 2 windows on the south side of the house.
The nursery said it was a juniper, but there was a bonsai farm here in the area I took it to and he called it a fukien tea. He also repotted it for us with his own mixture. It was very hard to understand him ..
It's actually a ligustrum sinense. Man you just can't get a good i.d. on this thing, good thing you came here. Oh and welcome to the nuthouse.

Aaron
 

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Welcome to Crazy!

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Thank you guys so much! Definitely going to try the miracle grow and the grow light.
Any idea how to rid our little guy of the bugs ?
 

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Over the years I have discovered an axiom concerning bonsai: If you want to have you tree infested with bugs keep it indoors, if it does not belong there.
 

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Welcome to the forum, i hope he makes it. I think it's rootbound and got too wet (but im a noob so don't listen to me). Btw, never feed sick tree's.
 
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