wanted: help! spider mites - is it too late to save my tree?
My boyfriend and I have had a lovely little bonsai for about a year now. Based on pictures I've seen, I believe it's a Chinese elm, but it was not labelled when we got it so I'm not 100% sure.
It was doing fine until a few weeks ago, when we moved into a new apartment. We put our tree near a north-facing window and tried to recreate its old conditions as much as possible. Nonetheless, the leaves soon started turning yellow, and then brown. I know bonsais can be finicky, so I assumed it was just reacting to the change, and that it would soon settle into it's new home. However, the leaves kept dropping, and one day I noticed little webs between the branches - spider mites!
I read somewhere that misting plants with a water/dish soap combination is helpful, so I've been doing that every other day since I found the webs, and misting with plain water on the other days. The webs haven't come back, but I'm sad to say that all but two leaves are gone now.
Is it too late for my bonsai? I'd really love to save him if it's possible. Obviously, I'm a beginner at this, but if anyone has a suggestion that might bring him back to life, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks in advance!!