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Bonsai General Soil Mix

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What is it?

Every few years, bonsai trees should be removed from their containers and the old growing medium replaced. As bonsai grow in very small containers with little growing medium, your choice of medium is important to ensure trees grow healthily for years.

This General Soil Mix contains Mature Milled Pine Bark for adequate water retention. Coarse Crushed Silica Stone is added for drainage and to prevent compaction which may deprive the roots of life giving oxygen. Unlike fresh pine bark which some mixes contain, our mature bark will not consume Nitrogen, depriving the bonsai tree of growth. Good drainage reduces risk of root rot and ultimate demise of a tree.

How to use?

The mix is ready to be used right out of the bag in most cases. Should you require a drier, faster draining mix then add Leca. If you require more water retention then add more Peat Moss. Both components are part of our Bonsai range. Garden soil is too fine and should never be used in growing mixes.

Bag Contents

50% Mature Milled Pine Bark

50% Crushed Silica Stone

If you are a more experienced bonsai grower I would suggest the Bonsai Professional Growing Medium

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 13 Reviews
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    South Africa South Africa
    Just what you need

    Excellent and well-draining. Better than another competitor's product I tried previously. And at a great price that doesn't make you feel like you're being ripped off!

    Alastair R.
    South Africa South Africa
    Bonsai General Soil Mix

    I am very much new to all this and I had to re-pot a tree that was rather overdue and was growing in normal garden soil. I had to do some quite severe root thinning to get rid of all the clumps of clay and was very worried that the tree was not going to survive the "abuse". In the new medium I have had excellent root formation and the tree is doing well!!

    WAYNE L.
    South Africa South Africa
    Bonsai General Soil Mix

    I have just recently repotted a maple from German Peat into Bonsai General Soil Mix - its been 7 weeks and I can already see the difference in foliage.

    Vimalan R.
    South Africa
    Great Starter Soil Mix

    Exceeded my expectation's, great quality and quick delivery. Ordered online from Durban on a Friday, and received it Monday. With this 2Lt bag, it should last several re-pottings when using a small (6" inch) container. It is a well balanced mix as described.

    Brian M.
    South Africa

    I have been using this soil for a while now, and my trees have flourished in this medium. Being in the western cape and experiencing both a wet winter and a dry summer with it, I can say that it provides excellent drainage, but what I like the most living in a hot dry cape in summer, is that it retains moisture very nicely too. Did I mention my trees have loved it? Excellent product