JAPANESE BONSAI TOOLS & OTHER SUPPLIES
BONSAI SOIL: Adams’ Bonsai soil mix is suitable for all but the
smallest mame bonsai. It is a sterile mix composed of Turface, grit,
and peat. I have been using this mix exclusively for over forty years
with excellent results. Due to the lack of available nutrients in
this mix, annual use of a trace element supplement such as Micromax
is recommended for plants such as Zuisho which are unusually sensitive
to trace element deficiencies. Sold by the gallon. 5 lb./gal. $6/gal.
MICRONUTRIENTS: Trace elements necessary for healthy plant growth
are often missing from our soilless bonsai mixes. A life saver for 5
needle pines. Improves health & color of foliage on most
acid loving plants. Bonsai Micronutrients adds soluble sulfur, boron,
copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, & zinc in proper proportion.
Helps neutralize alkaline municipal water. Apply once annually at
spring bud break. Sprinkle powder over dry surface of soil and water
in well. required for zuisho in most American soil mixes
˝ pound jar
treats 60 gallons of soil. $10
TURFACE MVP: Fired agricultural clay. The size
(about 3/16”) and texture promotes the balance between drainage and
moisture retention necessary for bonsai soil mixes. Little or no compaction
between pottings so drainage is preserved. Pickup at nursery only.
50 lb. bag $20
REPOTTING SCYTHE: Great help in repotting. Serrated
blade cuts through most roots at pot edge. 4.25" blade. 6" wooden
handle. Japanese made.