my bonsai juniper looks like it's drying out, but I'm watering it constantly

My juniper bonsai is developing brown patches. A bonsai expert said that we needed to dunk it in a tub of water for 10 minutes once a week to make sure it was getting enough water. That seemed to take care of the first original brown spot that developed late last summer.


This winter we kept the tree indoors because we had some weeks below 20 degrees, and then some snow. However, the tree was near the window in a warm house. It actually grew quite a bit.

Over the past month or so it's developed brown spots again, but we have been watering it. Any suggestions on what we can do to save the tree? I've put it outside in the mornings and at night, but move it out of direct sunlight in the afternoons so it won't get too hot.

thanks!

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Jun 08, 2015
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Thanks for connecting!

You may want to read our Juniper guide, or get our ebook on Junipers. There can be a number of reasons other than watering, it may be as simple as re-potting it! However, it does sound like a watering issue, so you may want to check the root system and see if everything is ok!

Good luck

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