Pumice - USA Bonsai, Cactus & Succulent Pumice Soil

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SuperFly Bonsai's USA Sourced White Pumice

Pumice is commonly used in bonsai as soil for many different types of trees.  One of the biggest benefits of pumice is it's ability to retain some moisture while allowing air to the roots. Pumice generally will not break down over time so it can be used over and over again.  This is one of the three primary ingredients in the well known "Boons Mix" (Pumice, Akadama, Lava)

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?
Pumice is a type of Volcanic rock.  Ours is mined out of California.  The pumice may contain a small amount of cinder which is also a volcanic rock which is formed around pumice.

How Do I Use It?
Repot your bonsai tree in this soil.  Pumices is commonly used by itself for yamadori  (trees collected in the wild) out west.   Mix it with other bonsai soil amendments to create your own soil. Be sure your bonsai pot has holes in the bottom covered by bonsai mesh so the soil does not leak out.
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 just once per month. Push your finger 1" into the soil and feel for moisture. If it is dry, it is time to water.

  • Ready To Use or Mix - Sifted Prior To Bagging to a perfect bonsai soil size
  • Promotes Excellent Drainage - This Pumice is used by bonsai professionals throughout the USA as it has been found to drain well and make wet mixes dryer.
  • Pumice is perfect for bonsai soil as it retains moisture while leaving air to the roots
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee - If you are not 100% happy with this product, we will refund you in full.
  • NO Powdery Coating - some pumice is covered in powder, yuk!  Ours has very little dust or powder.

    1.25 Dry Quarts = @ .36 US Gallons
    2.5 Dry Quarts = @ .72 US Gallons
    6 Dry Quarts = @ 1.75 US Gallons
    12 Dry Quarts = @ 3.5 US Gallons

Customer Reviews

Based on 124 reviews
robert letarte (Chicopee, US)

Let you know when it is delivered, shipped today. Would like an email when two line acadama is back in stock.

Jerry Allen (Virginia Beach, US)
Very pleased with promptness of shipping

Product arrived sealed and dry

Robert Reyna (Duncannon, US)
Pumice review

The pumice was nice and clean. I did screen some dust out of it but not much. Size could have been a little smaller.

Pierre Halm (Stamford, US)
Fastest Turn Around!

The folks are really efficient and know how to get stuff shipped.

Nancy (Ellensburg, US)
Fantastic product

I have been looking for small pumice pieces for my succulent planters. This product is just what I was looking for. Uniformly small pieces with little dust. Repotted all my plants.


Ask a Question
  • Is your pumice sterile ?

    Fresh from the mine.  Not treated in any way beyond that.

  • Is the 1/4" or the 5mm smaller?

    The 5mm will be slightly smaller. The 1/4" are roughly 6.5mm.

  • how much does the 12qt weigh?

    The 12 quart bag weighs 12 lbs.

  • Is there anything mixed in with the pumice rock? Or is it pure? I have heard that clay mixed in it can help control salt levels.

    We do not mix anything into the pumice, but it is common to have granite mixed in from when it was mined.  I have never heard of salt being a problem with pumice used for bonsai.  At our nursery we don't really put anything in pure pumice, we mix it with akadama, lava and kiryu in no greater amounts than 1/3 of the total mix.

    If you are speaking of regular clay, I would caution against this as that would defeate the purpose of using the pumice in the first place.  Clay has horrible drainage in most cases.  We don't generally use any organics in the soils we use in house, pure substrates.

  • What is the CEC of this pumice?

    This exact pumice was never tested, but as with most pumice from the USA it will be around 75 meq/100g

  • Which is the largest diameter available of the Pumice rock

    The 7mm is the largest size we sell.


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1670 S. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104

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Plants + Trees Shipping: Shipping may be delayed to prevent the tree from sitting in a warehouse over a weekend or holiday. Most trees ship Monday-Wednesday. We do not ship trees to PO, FPO, or APO boxes. We also do not ship trees out of the continental US or to California.

Domestic Shipping Rates and Estimates

For calculated shipping rates: All orders (under $99 USD or Wholesale) will be presented with shipping options that are calculated based on the item weight, box size, and distance from our shipping location.  We currently only use Fedex.
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You can skip the shipping fees with free local pickup at our warehouse. We are located at:
1670 S. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104

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Shipping to P.O. Boxes

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Large Orders

If you are a placing a larger order (over 30 bags of soil or many pots), it may be cheaper to ship via freight truck. If you are interested in pricing for this, please contact us here.

Show Pickup & The Superfly Express

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We started the Superfly Express shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic started.  We did this as a way to get products to wholesale customers with no shipping fee.  We basically will deliver your order on one of our trips to your area for free if the order is over $1000 and you are close to our route.  We will also deliver retail customers orders over $1000 if they don't want to utilizer our free shipping for whatever reason.  We currently only travel east of the Mississippi river and have 4 routes.
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