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Japanese Akadama, Fine, 1-3mm

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Size

Features

  1. Consistent particle size = 1 ~ 3mm
  2. High quality Ibaraki brand akadama
  3. Hard type (retains shape longest)
  4. Promotes exceptional, healthy growth.
  5. Great for rooting all forms of cuttings.
  6. Exclusively imported from Japan by Bonsai Tree.
  7. Available in 2L bag, 5L bag and 14L bags.

Description

Akadama is a granular volcanic clay-like (although it is not clay) mineral which occurs naturally in Japan. It has been extensively used by Japanese gardeners and bonsai artists for many centuries as a growing medium for bonsai trees and other container-grown plants. It is mined from the surface of the ground, after which it is graded and packaged. Unlike LECAit is not fired at high temperatures however when it is mined from greater depths it tends to be harder or it might be slightly baked. It has many unique qualities, one of which is that when it is wet it has a darker colour so indicates when watering is needed. Akadama is unique as a growing medium and is sought after due to its ability for water retention and nutrients due to its high CEC value. However at the same time it provides porosity and free drainage.

Uses

Do not mix Akadama with organic material.

  1. This fine (1~3mm) particle size akadama is suited to shohin and general bonsai growing mixes as a top dressing to encourage fine surface rooting.
  2. Akadama can be combined with other elements such as crushed stone or for best effect use pumice

For typical growing conditions, a ratio of 1(akadama) : 1(pumice) can be used. For plants which prefer more moisture you can double the quantity of akadama.

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    GT
    12/01/2019
    Gerda T.
    South Africa South Africa

    Ingredients 2 live for

    I have been experimenting with different combinations & mixes to improve rooting of Asclepiads. The Akadama is a useful addition and definitely something I would advise others to try.

    DP
    11/15/2019
    Divan P.
    South Africa South Africa

    Akadama

    Fantastic drainage and airation in this medium. Definitely the king of bonsai growing mediums.

    RS
    10/30/2019
    Rudolf S.
    South Africa South Africa

    Quick, easy, great products

    Good quality and all round good experience.

    ZG
    10/04/2019
    Zahier G.
    South Africa South Africa

    World class service

    Goods came before expected date. Communication was prompt and friendly. Products was as advertised. Bonsai Tree just ticks all the right boxes and will definitely see me again. May you grow from strength to strength.

    Zahier G. verified customer review of Japanese Akadama, Fine, 1-3mmZahier G. verified customer review of Japanese Akadama, Fine, 1-3mm
    10/07/2019
    Bonsai Tree

    Awesome Zahier. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! I am very happy that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations.

    EL
    10/04/2019
    Erich L.
    South Africa South Africa

    Awesome Product

    Thank you very much the service was great and the product is amazing