Training Pots - Plastic
Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum + var)
I love this tree.
Excellent product and so easy to use without any waste
Premium Long strand Sphagnum moss. 35g (Enough for repotting 3-5 Bonsai in 8" pots).
Long Strand Sphagnum moss is an ideal component of soil conditioning and propagating. It is also recommended when repotting your Bonsai. Just place a small amount around the root ball when repotting and then continue as you usually would with the repotting.
To revive the sphagnum moss, submerge it in water for 10-15 minutes and then it's ready to use.
This premium Sphagnum moss can hold 20x its weight in moisture, making it a great way to ensure the roots ball is protected from drying out and giving your Bonsai the best chance of survival during repotting.
It is important for the soil have good water retention while also draining well, along with very good aeration. The quality of the soil directly affects the health, size and growth of your tree. One of the worst things you can do to your tree is plant it in regular garden soil. Garden soil hardens when it drys and can often lead to a disadvantage when growing a Bonsai.
Soil mixtures can be purchased here, but given their weight and cost of shipping, you can also easily make your own.
Depending on the type of Bonsai you're growing, here are the general formulas for successful mixtures.
Deciduous Tree (Leafy and looses leafs in the fall)
10% Potting Compost
Coniferous Tree (Evergreen like Juniper, Cedar)
If you are not able to check on your Bonsai's moisture levels daily, add more Akadama to the mix.
Given how these soils erode over time, repotting every 2-3 years is required.
Here are some suitable replacements if you cannot find the recommended types of soil.
One of the best and easiest ways to fertilize your Bonsai, is to add a liquid fertilizer mix when water your Bonsai's once a month during the spring/summer. If your Bonsai looses leaves in the winter there is no need to fertilize it then. If you have a coniferous tree, fertilizing the tree once in the beginning of winter and once in the middle of winter should be sufficient.