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.
The Pro mix will have a hard time beating General mix
I am a big fan of your General soil mix, and wanted to tell you about it. I get extremely good results with it. That is all I wanted to say! I just planted a big Trident maple over in you Pro mix. The Pro mix will have a hard time beating General mix.
I use this in most of my bonsai trees along with seagrow and bonsai boost. Needless to say that even the so called slow growers florish in this mix. A good product for beginners as the draining qualities etc are all in a good balance