jacaranda minosifolia looking sad. how to make it happy again?
so my jacaranda has been grown from seed I doors for now 5 months, it was started in a three-by-three-by-four inch pot, when it reached six inches I put it into its current pot.
I have tried this tree now around ten times. all previous attempts died before repotting, I have found they love moist soil not wet, so I give them, 30ml in morning and 10ml in evening. it loves dilapidated shade, so I hAve it growing under a basic growlight (125watt 6400k CFL blue light)
recently the tree has been looking sad. as you can see it looks like it's wilting, I don't know why, I have stopped the evening watering and it's not helped. I have not fed the tree yet. (once every two months; I don't want it huge quickly)
I removed the lower leaves (ones with less than ten small leaves) see if that helps, so it has less to work with. but I think it may have been that, that has caused it to weaken as it now has less photosynthesis.
it being a sub-tropical plant I won't be putting it outside till middle of June. as it's still 7 to 12Ã¯Â¿Â½c at night - too cold -
what is the growth habit of the tree? - are the leaves weeping like or do they form an umbrella like canopy?
I am aware that it may never flower here in UK,
if I was to 'pinch' the growing tip out would it be far to early to do it? shall I let it 'branch' on its own?
I don't want. it to be more than 4/5ft tall as it gets older as I want to be able to keep it indoors at winter.
I am also aware it's a deciduous plant, now I have noticed it dropping one or two leaf lets now and again but I think that maybe as I am sleeping with windows open and the slight cold draft?
is it a possible bonsai specimen? if so when should I start? year old or what?
sorry for rather alot to ask.