Debco Bonsai Mix is based on special blends used by wholesale nurserymen. It contains zeolite to hold and release nutrients in the soil to ensure the best possible growing conditions. It also absorbs and traps ammonium, reducing the chances of ammonium toxicity in your plants.
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Debco Bonsai Potting Mix
For the best possible growing conditions for your Bonsai, use Debco's specifically-formulated Bonsai Potting Mix.
Professionally formulated to meet the physical and nutritional needs of your Bonsai, Debco Bonsai Mix is based on special blends used by wholesale nurserymen. It contains zeolite to hold and release nutrients in the soil to ensure the best possible growing conditions. It also absorbs and traps ammonium, reducing the chances of ammonium toxicity in your plants.
Debco Bonsai Potting Mix contains crushed quartz to ensure good drainage, and the nutritional aspect has been developed to suit conifers and other deciduous trees used in the art of Bonsai.
When to use Debco Bonsai Mix
Re-pot Bonsai trees periodically, to minimise the gradual but constant compression of potting mix in the pot and provide fresh growing media and better conditions for your tree, and to allow pruning of the roots.
The best time for potting a new Bonsai, or repotting an existing one, is in late winter or early spring, prior to any new growth appearing.
How to use Debco Bonsai Mix
Carefully remove your Bonsai from its container, and remove old soil from the roots.
If the roots have grown into a solid mass, carefully tease them out and prune them, using heavy pruning shears. If necessary, trim up to 30% from the roots, making sure the remaining roots will fit into the shape of your new container or pot. Pruning the roots will help stimulate new growth and allow room for the fresh potting mix.
Part-fill your container with Debco Bonsai Mix (if you would like your plant to grow bigger, select a larger container).
Cover drainage holes with plastic insect screening cut into squares slightly larger than the openings.
Now place the tree in the desired position, filling all empty spaces between the old root-ball and the walls of the pot. Add more potting mix as you go. The potting mix level should be slightly below the rim of the pot, to trap water.
It's best to fertilise Bonsai trees in spring and autumn . Bonsai growing in Debco Bonsai Mix will require a complete liquid fertiliser (such as Phostrogen) or slow-release fertiliser (such as seaorganic). If your container is small, apply only half recommended measures for pot plants. Do not fertilise if potting mix is dry, or for a few weeks after repotting.
Use Debco Bonsai Mix straight from the bag, and close the bag tightly after use. Store in a cool, dry location.
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Akadama is a form of volcanic pumice mined exclusively in Japan and is popular for growing Bonsai and other plants. Lightweight for easier pot handling. Drains perfectly if prepared correctly. Allows air to be drawn into the mix when watered. Maintains near-perfect moisture retention for plant health. Granular in character to aid root development.
Pumice is a light siliceous vesicular volcanic rock that is suitable for use in horticulture and hydroponics. Pumice is a popular growing medium for Cacti, Succulents, Orchids, Bonsai and many others. Its porosity provides air spaces that maintain aerobic conditions around the roots while water is contained within the pores.
Zeolite's molecular matrix prevents the uncontrolled leaching of nutrients and fertilisers from your soil, keeping them available for your plants. Suitable for virtually all plants. Especially popular for growing Bonsai and Roses.