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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31704

Hello all,
Unfortunately, here in Brazil we have no Akadama or Kanuma.
But...
We DO have something that the seller calls "Brazilian Akadama":
www.idealbonsai.com.br/akadama-nacional-...03-a-06mm-2kg-p2212/
AND...
Following this link (that uses cat litter as bonsai soil,)
bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basicscatlitter.htm
I also have found an Argentinian lava soil from Patagonia that is sold in Brazil as cat litter. People say wonders about it... Testing it on some cuttings:
www.solminerales.com.ar/gatos_sanitario_standard_absorsol.php
This link above is in Spanish, and the first one in Portuguese.
So, how many people here use cat litter as bonsai soil? I am curious!
:-)
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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31706

Here in America, its tough to find cat litter without perfumes and chemicals. However, turface, which is a hard fired clay that doesn't break down, is easy to get and similar to cat litter.
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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31708

I like using Pumice. It is cheap and works quite well.
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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31721

I have it in my mix.

Where in Brazil are you?I am in Brazil a few times per year, moostly Soa Paulo & Parana state.
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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31723

Leatherback, I live in São Paulo, and I own a fineart printing atelier here.
Please when in town contact me for a Brazilian coffee!
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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31736

Ah cool. Will do.
You know Sergio? I bought a bunch of his pots a few years ago.
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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31738

leatherback wrote: You know Sergio? I bought a bunch of his pots a few years ago.


I do not know him personally, but surely I know his pots! :-)
The guy is a legend in Brazil!
www.bonsaipots.com.br/
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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31739

He is alsoin Sao Paulo, and a nice guy to beat. You should stop by his kitchen-pottery!
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Cat Litter as bonsai soil 1 year 1 month ago #31798

These pots are hot!
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