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Yellowing leaves on young sapling.

So, I have some bonsai, about 11 weeks old, and on one of them, the lower leaves are starting to yellow, and while I know we're fast coming up on autumn, I just want to check if this is normal, or if it needs a bit of extra care?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    edited August 2021
    Bonsai is a method of growing and training trees ... it is not a variety of plant.

    Do you know what variety of plant you're growing?

    Did you buy the seeds online?  I've a feeling you may have been scammed.  I'm sorry  :'(

    This website may be of interest 

    http://www.herons.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImveb9u3G8gIVeIBQBh2u9gMkEAAYByAAEgJsWvD_BwE
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    Further to my post above, I've just checked your previous thread about Bonsai ...  is the sapling you're asking about now one of the plants you've been growing for a couple of years?
    If so, what did it do last year?  Can we see a photo of the whole plant please?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    OP says the plant is 11 weeks old,  is it a seed from the original kit?
    for some strange reason all the scam Chinese seeds sold on amazon are referred to as bonsai. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    Ah yes @lyn ... I wonder whether it's a seed from the original kit ... or another kit.

    If I wanted to start a bonsai from seed I would sow an acorn or yew seed, or one of the prunus ... or start with a root sucker from a prunus or similar ...

    Or the site I linked to has a video showing how to prune a small evergreen shrub into a 'bonsai-style tree'.  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • It's an empress tree, seeds from legitimate seller. I have two others that are doing well still.

    And yes, as I'm growing it myself I know bonsai is a method, not the plant, I know I'm not Alan Titchmarsh, but I did at least some research into growing plants first.

    A thought occurs, after a visit from some annoying pests I did have reason to use flea spray recently, but I was careful to keep it away from the plants... I think.

    Whole plant of which some leaves are yellowing.



  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Whatever it is, it looks like it needs potting into something bigger. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Fairygirl said:
    Whatever it is, it looks like it needs potting into something bigger. 

    Yes, but also no. It has oversized leaves, in the wild these trees have leaves the size of dinner plates, which with training in the years to come can be reduced, but keeping it in a small pot is one of the best methods of keeping it small.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Oh well, I'll leave you to it then  :)

    Incidentally, those will be compost flies. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Fairygirl said:
    Oh well, I'll leave you to it then  :)

    Incidentally, those will be compost flies. 

    What will be compost flies?
  • Anyone else? Cause if this is potentially that I wasn't careful enough with my flea spray and it's to do with the pesticide and I need to either just wait it out, or clip off the affected leaves to save the rest it'd be great to know. :smile:
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