Return to the Bonsai Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Fukien Tea help

Posted by zurazara Ohio (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 11:32

Hello everyone,

I know I'm writing a book, but I want to make sure I give as much information as possible.
So I am very new to bonsai in general.
So here is the story. I bought my first tree back in March 2013 and I absolutely loved it! (It is a ficus)

Not long after a few family members decided they thought it was very neat and they were going to get bonsai too.

Long story short I am finding myself the new owner of 7 bonsai trees!
I have 5 ficus trees and two fukien tea.
My most recent acquisition, from my grandmother, is not turning around like the others.
I have had remarkable luck getting all of the trees to bounce back.

This poor guy lost most of his leaves, had a major bug issue and seemed severely under watered.
I have given it two weeks and his remaining leaves have not fallen and seem "perkier".
But he has no new growth and the soil seems to be staying damp longer than my other trees.
His outer branches are still pretty pliable.

I just wasn't sure if this is going to be a longer wait or if there is something else I can do for him.

Extra information-
I keep him in the same location as my other Fukien tea tree and that one is doing fine.
They are both indoors.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Fukien Tea help


Is the soil different (more dense) for your GM plant than the others. Stick a chopstick in the soil and if it comes out wet don't water. What type of ficus is this one? Do you have drain holes in the pots? Was this plant newly re-potted? Does the soil drain well. Some Ficus lose their leaves if the growing conditions are not consistent. You might try giving it more light (grow light). Read up on the Ficus. A good book is "Ficus: The Exotic Bonsai" by Jerry Meislik. Aloha

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bonsai Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here