Traditional Japanese Bonsai Soil Mix - Premium Blend

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SuperFly Bonsai's Traditional Japanese Bonsai Soil Mix - Premium Blend

This mix is a common mix found in Japan.  We used 100% Japanese imported components to make a bonsai soil as close to what you would find in Japan as possible at a price that is reasonable.

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 Kiryu, 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 Kiryu - is a very hard substrate that absorbed some water.  Kiryu does not break down and assists in drainage.

- 1/3 Japanese Hard Akadama - is a clay like component that is excellent at retaining water and it breaks down allowing roots to grown in it's place.

- 1/3 Japanese Hyuga Pumice - is a volcanic byproduct that is excellent at retaining water and nutrients.

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 hot days you may need to water two times while around freezing you may need to water every few weeks. Push your finger 1" into the soil and feel for moisture. If it is dry, it is time to water.  This soil will also turn from dark brown to light brown when dry.

1.25 Qt = @ 6 Cups

  • Pre Mixed & Ready To Use - Sifted Prior To Bagging - 1/3 Japanese Kiryu - 1/3 Hard Japanese Akadama - 1/3 Japanese Hyuga Pumice
  • Promotes Excellent Drainage & Water Retention
  • Non-Organic Mix - This mix is "real" bonsai soil and is made up of primarily non-organic components (no dirt, bark, mulch, etc.). This is really substrate. This has been found to provide optimal drainage, water retention, nutrient uptake and air to the roots (which they love).
  • Easy Zip Resealable Bag - Simply tear off the top then reseal the easy to close resealable bag over and over until you are ready to re-order soil.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee - If you are not 100% happy with this product, we will refund you in full.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • best soil mix for Juniper bonsai 4 years old?

    We use our Professional Mix for our junipers.

  • Can you plant a money tree with this?

    Yes, but our Tropical soil would be more ideal as it stays wet longer.

  • Can you start seeds in this blend?

    I do not suggest starting most seeds in this blend.  Seedlings need water or they die very quickly.  You can purchase any seed mix for normal plants then transplant into this mix after a year or so.

  • What is the partical size with the traditional Japanese blend?

    Hello, The soil ranges from 1/16" to a little over 1/4".  If this is being shipped there will be some dust also due to attrition in the shipping process.  If purchased in house it will have little to no dust.

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase from Superfly Bonsai, simply visit our returns center to get started.  Items must be returned at your expense.  If you beleive that we messed up somehow please let us know and we will evaluate the situation on a case by case basis.  When a return is authorized simply send the product back in sellable condition for a full refund of the product price.

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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 and other plants 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.  Once the plant or tree is delivered, the sale is considered final.

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

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In most cases we ship the same or following business day.  During peak season (March - May) it could take a day or two longer, especially for orders placed after noon on Fridays.  We do our best to geat all orders out as fast as possible.

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If you are paying for your own shipping, the amount of days will be listed when you choose your shipping preference at checkout.  If you reached our Free Shipping Minimum, we will ship the lowest cost method.  This usually takes 1-5 business days plus our handling time of 1-2 business days.  An email will be sent when your order ships with tracking information.

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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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