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    Junior Member lesley is infamous around these parts
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    Help needed for elm bonsai!

    I bought an elm bonsai tree a few months ago and it has done very well, my only concern is that the leaves that have grown are much larger and lighter coloured than the leaves it had when I bought it. I was just wondering as to why this has happened and if there is anyway I can stop it.

    All help would be muchly appreciated. Thankyou in advance

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    Help needed for elm bonsai!

    It may be in response to lighting conditions. A lot of times trees adapt to lower light levels by growing larger leaves. Where are you keeping it?

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    Junior Member lesley is infamous around these parts
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    Help needed for elm bonsai!

    On my windowsill

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    Help needed for elm bonsai!

    direct sunlight?

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    Sounds like Taicho is right nothing for me to say here, but Welcome to the forum lesley .

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    Re:Help needed for elm bonsai!

    They thrive in sunshine and grow well but when light fades and it's dark and gloomy, they sense it. My Elm have shed quite a few leaves and are semi dormant but they'll turn deep green leaves in Spring and grow shoots.
    At first I worried when I started getting yellow leaves but now I know how sensitive Elm are to light. Here it's dark and gloomy by day.
    Make sure you turn yours around so all areas get a share of light and check the roots don't get too dry. You could try a different position somewhere if you want deeper green leaves.


    lesley wrote:
    I bought an elm bonsai tree a few months ago and it has done very well, my only concern is that the leaves that have grown are much larger and lighter coloured than the leaves it had when I bought it. I was just wondering as to why this has happened and if there is anyway I can stop it.

    All help would be muchly appreciated. Thankyou in advance

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