Hey bonsai tonight!
My name is Johan and i live in the middle of Sweden and we have about 10 to 25 CELCIUS + in summer and 5 to 18 - CELCIUS in winter (it can get really cold sometimes…)
About 6 months ago (midsummer) i bought a healthy and perfect bonsai tree (Chinese Elm) from the UK. My tree is about 9 years old.
It has been growing inside my house in the kitchen ever since then with 100% placement at the window. I have never taken it outside, only opened window sometimes for air draught…
I understood early that the tree is forgiving, cause i gave it to little water and leafs turned browned and the tree became naked quickly… I started to water it and it bloomed back quickly with healthy green leafs and also starting to make new shoots!
Now we are going in to December and my tree has slowly dropped alot of leafs… They have gone from bright green to yellow tones slowly, then falled of. The leafs this time has never become brownish like when i overwatered it.
Only the newest shoots are still flexible with green and healthy leafs right now (which came later in summer) The tree has about 25% leafmass left ALMOST only from the newer shoots / small branches.
Is my tree trying to find some kind of Dormancy cause the lack of sun hours? ( Is this leaf dropping normal ?)
How much water should i give it given the information i now have? ( Wait until soil turns almost dry before wateringsessions? )
IF the tree is struggling to survive, what am i doing wrong?
If the tree needs a new place to rest, is it risky to move it to colder/air-like place cause its not used to - CELCIUS ?
Is there anyway to see what kinda of region my tree been living if for all these years, was these Elms imported from northern/southern china? (Can it take a cold swedish winter?)