Tropical Bonsai Soil Mix - Premium Blend

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SuperFly Bonsais Tropical Bonsai Mix - Premium Blend

This mix is a variant of the most commonly used and accepted mix by bonsai professionals around the world. Here in the United States it is known as "Boons Mix" after Boon Manakitivipart. This mix has been modified to meet the needs of Tropical Bonsai Trees such as Maple, Elm, Oak and others.


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 with added pine bark.


What Is In It?

The components are Akadama, Pumice, Black Lava and Pine Bark. These components have been found over time to provide the best drainage, water retention, nutrient retention and air circulation possible to promote healthy bonsai.

- 2/5 Japanese Hard Akadama - is a clay like component that is excellent at retaining water and it breaks down allowing roots to grown in its place.

- 1/5 Japanese Hyuga Pumice - is a volcanic byproduct that is excellent at retaining water and nutrients.

- 1/5 USA Black Lava Rock - is also a volcanic byproduct that is excellent at retaining moisture. Black lave also adds structure to the soil.

- 1/5 New Zealand Radiata Pine Bark - is from renewable forests and is used in this mix for its ability to retain water, fertilizer and it decomposes very slowly preventing degradation of the soil.


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.

2.5 Qt = @ 12 Cups

  • Pre Mixed & Ready To Use - Sifted Prior To Bagging - 2/5 Hard Japanese Akadama - 1/5 Japanese Pumice - 1/5 USA Sourced Black Lava & 1/5 New Zealand Pine Bark
  • Promotes Excellent Drainage & Water Retention - Specifically formulated for Tropical Bonsai Trees Like Ficus, Fig, Brazilian Rain Tree, Fukien Tea, Money Tree and other Tropicals
  • Non-Organic Mix - This mix is "real" bonsai soil and is made up of primarily non-organic components (no dirt). This is really substrate with Long Lasting Pine Bark. This has been found to provide optimal drainage, water retention, nutrient uptake and air to the roots (which they love).
  • Easy Zip Resealable Bag (1.25 and 2.5 Quart) - 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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  • Would this mix work well for succulents?

    This would work great for Succulents.  We also have a very popular cactus and succulent mix available in our store.

  • Hi, is this a good soil for bougainvillea?

    This will work well for bougainveillea and is what we keep ours in.

  • Best substrate for ficus

    A ficus is a tropical, we use our Tropical Bonsai Soil for all tropical bonsai.

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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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Free Shipping
Superfly Bonsai currently offers Free Shipping for All Retail orders over $99.00

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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