Serissa Trunk Covered in Leaves
I purchased this Serissa at the same place I purchased the Japanese Elm (?) and in retrospect, realize that I should have stuck with my original intent -- a Ficus -- which I could have purchased at my local nursery in Ajax and couldn't kill. But hubby, ever the enabler, encouraged me.
After bringing it home, I Googled images of Serissa Bonsai and none have the amount of leafy growth on the trunk as this does. Being a fussy plant, I'm afraid to prune it let alone re-pot it knowing all the leaves will turn yellow and drop in due course.
Should I bother attempting to work with it as a Bonsai or simply attempt to keep it as a houseplant? I live in a Viceroy type house with ceiling to floor windows facing east and west, hubby has said he's going to get me LED grow lights for Xmas. I've read all the info I can on the internet including using a pebble tray with water below the stones to keep the roots dry and humidity up.
Suggestions or recommendations?