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Rocks like salt near my bonsai roots 2 months 2 weeks ago #67398

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Hello Everyone,
I have a Chinese Elm that I recently repotted and is doing good, but I just started noticing white (almost seethrough) rocks near the roots. Some are really small and look like fine salt and some are a little bigger and look like cooking salt. I attached a few pics of them.
Can anyone please tell me what they are and if I should worry?
I am new in this world and I can't find anything online about it.
Thank you for your time and help.

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Rocks like salt near my bonsai roots 2 months 2 weeks ago #67399

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Looks like Akadama to me!
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Rocks like salt near my bonsai roots 2 months 2 weeks ago #67412

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Can't really see the white translucent salt crystal like sand in your photos. But, my guess is it is perlite, which is not uncommon in potting soils. Nothing to worry.
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Looks like normal grains of sand.
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Rocks like salt near my bonsai roots 2 months 2 weeks ago #67484

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Thank you, everyone!!
I am sorry the pictures were not as clear, but I am glad it is nothing bad.
Thank you again for your help

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