Newbie in Bonsai. I just want to know if the Japanese Maple should have no leaves at all during this time. As I just recently bought one this December and it still has leaves on it and I can see some buds coming out. By the way, I’m in Singapore which is a tropical country. The reason I bought this tree is because I’m very interested to have a Japanese Maple bonsai and they are very beautiful. Eventhough I’m in the tropics, I still bought it and I wanna see if it survives and develops into a beautiful bonsai. Do I need to take out the leaves? Or just leave it be. Thank you in advsnce for your replies.