What kind of soil is best for bonsai trees?

The common ingredients in bonsai soil are akadama, pumice, lava rock, organic potting compost, and fine gravel. Ideal bonsai soil should be pH neutral, neither acidic nor basic. A pH between 6.5 and 7.5 is ideal.

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Secondly, can potting soil be used for bonsai?

If you are serious about bonsai, then potting soil is not suitable. You need a substrate that drains well, and does not stay wet too long, as well as allows a lot of gas-exchange.

In this regard, can you use cactus soil for Palms? While it is not ideal, you can also use general-purpose potting mixes for palm trees. Another good alternative is to use succulent or cactus soils since they have similar needs. Both succulents and palms enjoy good drainage.

One may also ask, can you use plant food on bonsai?

During the growing season (early spring through late summer) your bonsai should be fed weekly with bonsai fertilizer. … Deciduous bonsai trees should be fertilized weekly during the growing season and stopped once the leaves have fallen. During the fall and winter months feed your bonsai a 0-10-10 fertilizer.

How long after repotting bonsai can I fertilize?

3-4 weeks

What is the difference between Bonsai soil and potting soil?

Bonsai trees don’t grow in the potting soil normally used for other potted plants, which is designed to retain water and be a dense source of nutrients. … Bonsai soil particles are also much larger than normal soil, sifted to be around 3/16 inch in size.

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