Hi guys, i have been searching online for some time in an effort to save my poor dying bonsai and came across this site(quick side topic: its funny when sites like these have the ability to pick your country of origin but you STILL have to pic a US state and zip code, lol no wonder most ppl end up being from Beverly Hills as thats the only code everyone knows - 90210 lol)!
Just like most starters, you decide that you would love a bonsai, they are so beautiful, elegant and can also be mystical, conjuring up all sorts in your imagination. Not many of us actually take the time to go out and research the topic much, and thats where we land ourselves in trouble.
I bought my bonsai(SERISSA FOETIDA) in a local bonsai shop and soon when i got it home i found that this lovely little flower adorned tree was one of the most difficult of trees out of the bonsai family to care for(wish the bonsai shop had clarified this beforehand)!
However after much trouble it seemed that the tree and i came to a compromise, after all the tree was 25 years old when i bought it so i thought it must know what its doing so left it be, i promised to not fuss so much over it and it promised not to have its leaves turn brown and fall off at the drop of a hat!
Everything was fine, i decided that we would celebrate our birthday together as we were the same age and two happy years passed, but here is where things have gone horribly wrong - i moved house!!
Now the thing is while i was moving i asked my sister if i could keep my bonsai in her apartment while i got settled, however my sister seems to be one of those ppl who have to have the heat in her place turned up full blast 24/7 and when i finally came to collect my poor bonsai some time later it was completely bare!
Now i have managed to coax some life back into the poor thing but it looks like that exactly half of the tree is dead, its such a poor unfortunate site, one side of the tree has most of its leafs back but the opposite side is completely bare, i just dont know what to do, if there is anything at all. Do i leave it as it is and just keep hoping, or is it gone for good, should i just hack off the dead side or what is there to do??
I really appreciate any help(and sorry for the long essay)lol