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Need Help with Chinese Elm Prebonsai 2 months 2 weeks ago #67493

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Hello,

I recently got a Chinese elm pre bonsai that I ordered online (came from Florida, I am in Austin, TX). It arrived April 6th and I repotted it immediately. It had a couple leaves that looked like they were chewed and I thought it was just from the previous owner so I just removed them and let it be. The next day there were a couple brown spots which I figured were from the stress of travel and repotting (root trimming, new soil ect.), I looked it over for any bugs just in case and saw nothing. Today it had more brown spots and a few leaves looked like they were chewed. It also hasn't really absorbed the water from when I first repotted a few days ago so something is definitely wrong. Please help!

Pot is a little large cause I want the trunk to thicken, and the nebari to form. I live in an apartment so I don't have ground to put it in. This is my first Bonsai so any suggestions are welcome!!

Soil: www.easternleaf.com/Akadama-Lava-Pumice-...-Mix-p/124930-01.htm









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Need Help with Chinese Elm Prebonsai 2 months 2 weeks ago #67497

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Normally it is not advicable to repot a newly purshased tree. Better to let them recover from transit and get used to the new environment first.

With that said, I dont see any issue with that cutting at the moment. Chinese elm is strong plants that can take a lot. Just give it good care and there is a good chanse of survival.

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Need Help with Chinese Elm Prebonsai 2 months 2 weeks ago #67499

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Okay, should I trim the browning leaves? I don't want to stress it out too much.

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Need Help with Chinese Elm Prebonsai 2 months 1 week ago #67503

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If you are in the northern hemisphere.....Go ahead and prune unsightly leaves. New will emerge soon.
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