Indoor Japanese Maple
I just got a waterfall Japanese maple for my birthday. I live in an apartment in San Francisco near the beach, where it's very windy and salty, and whatever I bring outside gets infested with caterpillars. So I would like to grow this tree indoors.
I have found a lot of forums that talk about how you shouldn't do this, but there is always the one or two people that say they do grow theirs indoors (and leave no instructions on how they've made it work). Some time next year I'll be moving to Virginia, where I'll be able to take it outside, so this is just a temporary situation.
So my question is, what can I do to grow a healthy japanese maple tree indoors? Should I mist it? What happens if the tree does not get a dormant period (it wouldn't anyway in SF). What should I do when I do finally take it outside? Will that even work, or would the change kill it?