Shohin Professional Bonsai Soil Mix

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SuperFly Bonsai's Shohin & Mame (small tree) Professional All Purpose Bonsai Soil Mix - Premium Blend - Sieved to 1/16" - 1/8" grain.

This mix is the most commonly used and accepted mix by bonsai professionals around the world. In some circles this is known as boon mix or franks mix in the North East United States.  This is the mix I use on nearly all of my personal trees.

Is It Dirt?
No. Bonsai trees do not like "dirt" and will in most cases die if left in dirt over long periods of time. This is substrate.

What Is In It?
The primary components are Akadama, Pumice and Black Lava. We also added a bit of Horticultural Charcoal. These components have been found over time to provide the best drainage, water retention, nutrient retention and air circulation possible to promote healthy bonsai.
- 1/3 Japanese Hard Akadama - is a clay like component that is excellent binding nutrients, it holds water and it breaks down over time allowing roots to grown in it's place.
- 1/3 Japanese Hyuga Pumice - is a volcanic byproduct that is excellent at retaining water.
- 1/3 USA Black Lava Rock - is also a volcanic byproduct that is excellent at promoting air to the root area. Black lave also adds structure to the soil.

Particle Size
This is very important in a soil mix.  This blend is sized from 1/16" to about 1/8" in size.  This allows air to the roots while maintaining moisture needed by deciduous trees.

How Do I Use It?
This is "real" bonsai soil. Be sure your bonsai pot has holes in the bottom covered by bonsai mesh.  Each micro climate may require different amounts of water. On very hot/dry days you may need to water two/three times while around freezing you may need to water every week or two. Push your finger 1" into the soil and feel for moisture. If it is dry, it is time to water.  Paying attention to your bonsai's moisture level is very important.  When potting into a new mix, the tree will use water at a different rate and the soil will dry at a different rate. Pay Attention!  Also, be sure to repot at the proper time of year for your climate and type of tree.

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Plants & Trees Returns & Shipping:
We do NOT ship trees to P.O, FPO or APO boxes.  We do not ship trees out of the continental United States or to California.

Shipping may be delayed to prevent the tree from sitting in a warehouse over a weekend or holiday.  We ship most trees Monday - Wednesday.

By purchasing a tree from us, we assume you know how to properly care for the tree.  Bonsai are alive and will die if not properly cared for.  We have no control over how trees are cared for while in your care.  For this reason, by purchasing this tree you acknowledge that we the seller provides no warranties expressed or implied after the tree is delivered.  This tree is sold "AS IS" and this sale is considered final.  No refunds or exchanges will be offered after the tree is purchased.  We will only ship healthy trees.  We will require a signature on most trees over $100.  If the box is damaged please take pictures and note with the shipping company prior to signing.  If you sign for the package the sale is final.

If you have any questions please ask them prior to purchasing the tree.  If you are not sure how to care for this tree, please do not purchase it or ask for additional information.


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