8 Posts for <strong>soil</strong> Tag

Tip: Prune vertical roots regularly

Regularly prune the vertical roots of your bonsai. Make sure your bonsai tree has an evenly distributed, spherical and superficial root ball. This will stimulate an even sap flow through your tree and improves the development of nebari.

Lava rock

Lava rock

March 1, 2018

As the name would suggest, this type of rock originates from volcanic lava. Lava rock is commonly used for the same reasons as Akadama and…

Nebari

Nebari

February 28, 2018

Nebari is the japanese word for the surface roots of a bonsai tree. This is a very important part of growing a bonsai tree. A…

Pumice

Pumice

February 27, 2018

Pumice is a solidified volcanic lava foam. It is used to retain water, give off nutrients and provides a fantastic base for root growth. A…

Akadama

Akadama

February 27, 2018

Akadama is a natural volcanic Japanese clay. It’s a (commercially produced) hard-baked clay that is widely used for bonsai purposes. Akadama is used to improve…

Soil

Soil

February 27, 2018

Soil is one of the main ingredients used in the art of bonsai. To state the obvious: your bonsai needs soil. It needs soil to…

Substrate

Substrate

February 27, 2018

Substrate refers to physical layers, but it’s more commonly known as soil. So, for more information, check out the Daily Bonsai Soil Wiki page.

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