Bonsai Soil

Product Description

Bonsai Soil by Perfect Plants — professionally mixed for proper nutrients and moisture retention — Multi-purpose soil mixture for all bonsai types.

Bonsai trees are a fun and unique gardening technique that allows trees that normally grow much larger to stay in a compact size for many years. This method of growing means proper pruning care, fertilization, and water and nutrients to keep your bonsais flourishing.

Bonsai tree soil is essential to replace and replenish every few years to keep the health of your bonsai tree in line. You want a well draining soil with soil components that allow it to absorb water without getting root rot.

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  • The bonsai soil mix contains essential vitamins and minerals — All purpose blend for nutrient supplementation. Soil ingredients are pine bark, spaghnum peat moss, crushed grit, and sand. Plenty of organic matter to enhance your bonsai trees. 
  • Proper drainage — Increases water retention levels for stronger, hydrated roots while allowing good drainage. Prevents root rot while removing excess water. Be sure to pick a bonsai pot with a drainage hole for best results.
  • Professionally mixed in the USA.
  • Perfect for any size bonsai tree container OR use to backfill soil of multiple Bonsai Trees
  • Heavy duty resealable bag that locks in moisture, has easy storage and saves use for later. 

How to replant bonsai plants:

  1. Remove tree from old soil and shake loose any excess old soil.
  2. Research each specific type of bonsai for more in depth pruning information. Prune any dead or diseases roots and allow the root system to reshape.
  3. Place the tree back in the pot and gather your bonsai potting mix. Backfill around the planting hole with the new sole.
  4. Press firmly but not too compact to replant the bonsai tree.
  5. Water your bonsai thoroughly.

 

This is the best soil for bonsai for drainage and aeration. Your trees will be thanking you!

Want more information on how to grow bonsai trees? Check out the Bonsai Grow Guide.

Growing Zones All Zones

Shipping Info

Once your Bonsai Soil order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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