Answer: From your description I really can't tell what type of plant was used to create your bonsai, since such a wide variety of plants can be used. Some are tropicals and need to be cared for under warm growing conditions, and some are hardy plants such as trees and shrubs which need a controlled cool winter treatment, and they all require special care. A great resource for you is the American Bonsai Society, http://www.absbonsai.org/abs_home.html. They have links to numerous resources. Good luck!
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