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Jade Bonsai Soil Levels 3 weeks 5 days ago #72771

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Hello!

I was looking through the soil tab where it says " Deciduous: 50% akaduma, 25% pumice, 25% lava rock" and " Coniferous and Pine: 33% akaduma, 33% pumice, 33% lava rock". I noticed that jade doesn't really fit in either section according to the species tab, so does it just get included in one or does it have it's own amounts?

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Jade Bonsai Soil Levels 3 weeks 5 days ago #72774

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There are no such thing as one soil per species. Your climate, care and personal preferences plays a big role. I grow crassula indoors in 75-25 cactii soil-pumice. Watering ever 14 days in summer and once a month in winter.

I also keep more mature crassulas outdoors. I keep them in 50-50. No watering, just natural rain. In winter protected from frost and no watering at all.

Both works for me in Sweden and I have no reason to change it.

I use no akadama at all on any trees. I see no reason to pay double the price for substrate from japan when I can get better and cheaper material from Iceland.
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Jade Bonsai Soil Levels 3 weeks 4 days ago #72788

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I do the same here, but don't have any indoors, on winter, I place under a porch... 50/50 - Soil/Rough Sand
I think I had to water them just once last winter.
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Jade Bonsai Soil Levels 3 weeks 4 days ago #72796

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Substrate is very personal. General recipes are just that. General. No need to do anything species for jade. They will grow in anything well-draining.
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