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Hey again all!

I've got a Tamarind tree seed that has grown a long tap-root by using the wet coffee filter method. I was wondering if it would be bettr to plant it in regular dirt or to go ahead and put it in some nice bonsai soil. Which would be better? I would think the bonsai soil as it does not hold too much water. Man I feel dumb asking this, but thanks everyone!

P.S. It will eventually be a bonsai, though many years down the road.

Ryan
 

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Hey again all!

I've got a Tamarind tree seed that has grown a long tap-root by using the wet coffee filter method. I was wondering if it would be bettr to plant it in regular dirt or to go ahead and put it in some nice bonsai soil. Which would be better? I would think the bonsai soil as it does not hold too much water. Man I feel dumb asking this, but thanks everyone!

P.S. It will eventually be a bonsai, though many years down the road.

Ryan


Ryan,

Texas grit (1/8 of an inch or smaller) or mame bonsai mix would work fine. That's what we use. But I am sure there are many more ways.

Best,dorothy
 

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Thanks both of you. I didn't want to put it in regular dirt as I didnt want to over water and kill it.

And to be honest, I have no idea of what it's native soil is.

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It grows well in regular soil in its native. It is tropical tree, so be careful in winter. Good luck. Bonhe
 

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Thanks bonhe. I just put it in regular Bonsai soil. Although I am afraid it will not make it if I put it in there and I don't have a clue as to why I think this.
 
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