Your new bonsai – up until now- has been living in a greenhouse- Bonsai Heaven. It has grown in consistently high levels of very bright, filtered light and thrived in jungle- like humidity. So, unless you’re moving it into your own greenhouse, chances are things are about to change and in fact, after spending a few days in a box, that change has started.
Every plant needs light. Some need more than others and how much depends on how - and where - that particular tree grows naturally. Bonsai that naturally thrive in full sun like mini jades, bougainvillea and many other flowering bonsai, need more light than more shade tolerant varieties like ficus and schefflera.