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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25332

Hi I'm new to having a bonsai my husband bought me a bonsai tree from a local supermarket it looked OK at first then all the leaves curled up and turned yellow I water it regularly I check with finger in soil if feels dry I water it by placing in sink and soak for 5 mind or so I have feed with a slow release feeder I was told to prune it so I did but still doesn't look happy please help
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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25333

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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25334

Dippytree wrote: Hi I'm new to having a bonsai my husband bought me a bonsai tree from a local supermarket it looked OK at first then all the leaves curled up and turned yellow I water it regularly I check with finger in soil if feels dry I water it by placing in sink and soak for 5 mind or so I have feed with a slow release feeder I was told to prune it so I did but still doesn't look happy please help


i think messages without proper punctuation are hard to read it may be dead or it may not be dead but in our experience mostly they are dead but i cannot tell as you did not include a photo so i cannot see the status you should not soak them did you get guidelines what species did they say it is supermarkets don't sell bonsai but mallsai
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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25335

Sorry I meant I soak for 5 minutes
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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25336

Try to use proper punctuation as it will make people want to read and answer your question.
Soaking the roots may be the cause of the problem as it promotes root rot. I'm not sure who told you to prune or why you did it, but that probably won't have helped.

Auk, please never do that again ;)

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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25337

BonsaiLearner wrote: Auk, please never do that again ;)


Sorry, could not resist :blush:

Dippy, can we get a picture please? It's really not possible to asses the tree without getting the right information.
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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25338

Thank-you for your reply do you know what tree I have? And if you think it maybe dead? Sorry this predicted text is a bugger!!
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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25339

Yes I'm trying to attach photo but not sure if I'm doing it right.
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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25341

Dippytree wrote: Yes I'm trying to attach photo but not sure if I'm doing it right.


Didn't work. Check the message you get and take the appropriate action. Probably the image is too big.
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Is it dead 1 year 8 months ago #25342

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