I inherited an Operculicarya decaryi in August that is about 24" tall. It was thriving beautifully over the summer on my potting bench under the deck. Once the weather got into the low 50's I brought it inside and since then it has lost its dark green leaf luster and it has lost some leaves. There is no new growth. I had it in the basement with other tropical bonsai trees on a humidity tray with a florescent light overhead for about 2 months. Within the last week I brought it up stairs and put in a sunny window (thinking it needed more direct sunlight). It isn't bouncing back. Should I fertilize it with something like 10-10-10? Will it go through a dormancy period and is this lack-luster appearance normal? Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
this is its dormancy period. Do NOT fertilize and do minimal if any watering. Best to do nothing at all. It won't bounce back this time of year. All mine are looking the same as yours, as they do every year this time of year.