akadama

  1. backroadstraveler

    Repotted Kishu in 1 Part Akadama, 1 Part Kanuma, 1 Part Lava

    I just repotted my Kishu Shimpaku in 1 part Akadama, 1 part Kanuma, 1 part Lava. It was in 100% akadama. I just wanted to make sure that using the 1 part Kanuma didn't add too much acid to the soil. Is this a good soil mix, or should I repot it swapping out the Kanuma with pumice. I've...
  2. MrFancyPlants

    “Hard” akadama

    I have about half a bag of “hard” akadama that I can break apart with my fingers, but it is a nice and large size. Do you think I should include some in my mix of pumice, calidama (cannot crush w fingers), scoria... optional organics are spaghnum and compost depending on species. I hate the idea...
  3. Clicio

    Oh no! Another soil mix post!

    I've been trying a mix of Brazilian akadama (Qualitá), wich has acidic PH (5.7) and some cat litter (Diatomaceous Earth-DE), which is alkaline, averages 8ph,+ or -2 in my soil mix. So the result is neutral PH. For azaleas, I add pinus bark and less DE; for the others, crushed fired brick. All...
  4. A

    Bonsai compendium

    Dear people! Since I've yet to encounter complete information on all kinds of bonsai soils, I've decided to make a datasheet with as much information about soils as possible. It's a bit of a mess for now, but if you would like to contribute; please send me an email! For now, you can place...
  5. Tamer

    Bonsai soil material hard to find. Alternatives?

    Hi everyone I'm Tam . Moved from Montreal Canada to saudi Arabia recently and have been introduced to the amazong world of bonsai recently. I bought a ready chinese elm bonsai tree which I am taking care of and have completed work on a red juniper yesterday. Wired bent and pruned and styled...
  6. markyscott

    Inorganic Soil Reference Sheet 1.2

    Here is the first resource developed from the thread "Introductory Soil Physics". It is a reference sheet defining common inorganic soil types used in bonsai. It expands on the selection discussed in the thread. It is not a recommendation of what one should use in their garden, rather a...