Juniper Bonsai Too Dry?
I have posted before on the juniper bonsai tree that I got over Christmas. For right now I have to keep it indoors, but it is getting pretty good sunlight right next to a window. I hope to eventually move it outdoors once I get out of my apartment. My question now is about watering. When I first got the tree, I was watering it basically everyday since that's what the instruction sheet said to do. I have since read on these message boards that I should not water it that much. So, I cut back to watering it 1-2 times a week. I would let the soil get dry and then water it. I have recently begun to notice though that there are a few spots of browning needles and branches so I started to water it a little more (2-3 times a week). When I was trimming off some of the browning branches I also noticed that there were a lot of loose and dry needles within the tree that would fall off when I gently moved them. The majority of my tree however looks green and healthy. My question is, how often should I water my bonsai? I've been paying attention to the moisture in the soil and it always seems moist. I was thinking about perhaps getting new soil and repotting the plant as well. Would that help? Thanks a lot for any advice.