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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59409

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Hi there

I am a bit confused? Should I use a humidity tray from my bonsai tree or use a mist spray for the humidity. The species of my tree according to the instruction card is a Zelkova, and some say it looks like a Chinese Elm. I have attached pictures of the tree and the leaf.

Any feedback would be most helpful

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59412

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This plant should be outside not in. And humidity trays do not help.

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59416

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OK but the problem is I live in a flat on the second floor and we have no garden at all. Any alternatives

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59417

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Not really, trees die inside...

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59418

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I am in the UK and here is hardly any sun today. So basically my Bonsai is an outside bonsai and not an inside bonsai.

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59419

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Hey Pierre,

Sorry to say.. You have a chinese elm, Ulmus Parviflora there.
Ik know some people manage to keep them indoors for a long time. BUt you are setting yourself up for an uphill battle. Not many manage to keep these healthy indoors over an extended period of time :(

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59420

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Thnx, the only option is to take it outside and leave it outside

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59421

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I know you are happy with your purchase, but when you think of it: there is not one tree in the entire world that lives naturally indoors... There are species that live in warmer climates / tropics, and our homes are warm, but they also need humidity and ( most of all) sunlight. Plants "eat" sunlight, it is their sorce of energy, or food if you want. All these things you can not mimic inside. I have really green fingers, and struggle each year with my citrus tree when it comes inside. If you take the time to search this forum for dying tree/bonsai, you will find the same question by the dozens, if not hundreds...and I don't think I have ever seen one that comes back here to show how good and healthy their tree is doing...

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59422

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Then outside it will be going.

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General Questions 1 year 5 months ago #59423

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Pierre342 wrote: Then outside it will be going.


Good decision !! Don't place it right into the sun, give it some time to climatise: first shade, then morning/ evening sun and the rest of the time shade, then sun.

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