Premium Bonsai Compost No1 - High Moisture Retention
Recently reformulated, we have reduced the quantity of fine material in this mix but managed to retain most of the moisture retention capacity. This improves the AFP (Air filled porosity) which encourages stronger root development. The new mix has significantly improved structural integrity giving it a much longer pot life and allowing much more of the soil to be recovered from old re-potting waste in order to be re-used.
Kaizen Bonsai No1 Soil Mix - High Moisture Retention.
Our most moisture retentive bonsai soil mix. Composed primarily of small grain aggregates and finely graded conifer bark. This soil mix offers a free flowing lightweight fibrous and air filled environment perfect for the development of fine rooted species. Suitable for indoor and outdoor bonsai that need above average levels of moisture.
Species that require a lot of water during the growing season will love this mix. Also if you can't manage to water as frequently as you would like in summer this fine grained compost will keep your trees happy for longer periods between watering. Use straight from the bag, no sieving is required.
Highly recommended for elm, larch, maples, beech, hornbeam, cotoneaster, azalea, privet, willow, indoor bonsai species and other broad leaf deciduous trees and moisture loving conifers such as larch and redwoods. Perfect for use with accent plants like hosta and ferns planted in small pots.
pH 6.5 Approximately. Weight approximately 440g per litre.
Soil colour may vary from the picture depending upon the moisture content at the time of production. All of our soil mixes incorporate some fines this should NOT be sieved out, doing so will impair the performance of the product. During shipping some settlement and separation will occur. Before use please ensure the soil is consistently mixed throughout.
SOIL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD BY VOLUME. This is to ensure you get what you pay for, this soil product cannot be sold by weight as the moisture level can vary significantly from time to time. 1 litre is equivalent to approximately a 4" cube.
Soil products cannot be delivered outside the E.U.
Available in the following convenient size packs.
7 Litre perfect for re-potting one or two smaller bonsai.
14 Litre ideal size for re-potting larger bonsai.
50 Litre bulk sack for enthusiasts with a lot of bonsai to maintain.
"After spending the last 18 months experimenting with Kaizen soil mixes….I have to say I’m mightly impressed with all the varieties I’ve used.
Just done a repot of 4 young Japanese larch trees…..One was previously potted 12 months ago with Kaizen No: 1 …another with No: 2….3rd with Akadama ….and the forth with another heavily organic mix that I purchased elsewhere a few seasons ago.
The growth and quality of the tree roots that have been in Kaizen mixes looked outstanding compared to the others that were not!
Generally speaking all my bonsai that went in Kaizen mixes have done extremely well with healthy vigorous growth." S.P - UK
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