Premium Bonsai Compost No2 -General Purpose Mix
Hundreds of tonnes sold over the last few years. The UK's most popular pre-mixed bonsai soil used by hundreds of enthusiasts for tens of thousands of bonsai trees.
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.
This mix contains a small percentage of larger bark particles. When using in smaller pots you may choose to remove these by seiving. The large particles make a great drainage layer. For larger pots use exactly as supplied. Once watered well the mix will bed in nicely and provide a superb substrate for the development of roots.
Kaizen Bonsai No2 Soil Mix - Good moisture retention general purpose mix.
As close to a ‘universal’ bonsai soil mix as it is possible to get! The perfect blend of high performance aggregates and hand graded bark that combine to make an exceptional soil mix that will produce top results in a wide range of situations. Species that require a rich nutrient retentive but free draining soil will love this mix. A great medium for establishing collected trees and container grown bonsai stock plants. This mix achieves the difficult task of holding plenty of moisture whilst still allowing good air circulation around the roots. Over-watering is not really possible and yet the soil holds plenty of moisture and air to allow your plants to thrive. Use for large elms, beech, hawthorn, maples, myrtle, cryptomeria, bamboos, broad leaf shrub varieties like privet, crab apples and flowering trees, in fact, most species that require a moist well ventilated medium. We also recommend this mix for use with fine foliage juniper varieties like Itoiogawa, Kyushu and sabina.
Use straight from the bag, do not sieve.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL KAIZEN BONSAI SOIL MIXES ARE PREPARED TO ORDER. During periods of high demand your delivery may be delayed for a short period. Please order in good time!
pH 6.5 Approximately. Weight approximately 490g 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 approximately equivalent to 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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