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You can grow a tree in most any soil and will do very well, but that does not mean it is the best soil for the bonsai tree. Growing trees in a small amount of land increases the need to ensure that you have the best possible soil conditions. Some trees enjoy sitting on large amounts of water and are not affected by their roots always damp. Other species are known to experience root rot if the trees are not left to dry slightly between waterings. Another aspect of biology is often overlooked is oxygen. Trees absorb oxygen from their roots, so the roots sitting in water block this ingredient for success. Each type of tree prefers a different level of moisture in the soil, but will discuss the ingredients commonly used in bonsai soil in this post.
The compost – The compost is great to add to the soil mixture as it is rich in nutrients. Using a small amount of soil leads to the need that is rich in nutrients much more important.
peat and bark – These are used to add sand to the soil and increase drainage. These some nutritional value to the soil while allowing water to flow through the soil are added faster.
Akadama – This is one of the most used in the bonsai soil mixes ingredients. These hardened clay balls fire allow water flow through the soil mix very easily. Akadama can be easily obtained online for a relatively low price.
Coal -. The charcoal is traditionally used as a soil additive, increasing soil drainage and helps fight bad bacteria
Arena – Arena is another ingredient that is commonly used for make good bonsai soil. You can find sand everywhere, but you want to sand with coarse sand for good drainage bonsai applications. This helps increase soil drainage.
moss is also very useful in retaining moisture in bonsai pots. If you notice your bonsai soil is drying faster than desired, moss growing on the surface can help conserve moisture. You can find “bonsai moss” online, or pick it up outdoors in sunny areas. Moss can also make a bonsai tree look older and more mature.
This article was originally published on: http://careabonsaitree.com/bonsai-soil/