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TOPIC: Kitty Litter Soil?

Kitty Litter Soil? 1 year 4 days ago #33108

So after my first attempt at bonsai failed thanks to the clueless employees at the nursery I got it from, I decided to start from scratch myself to give me full control over every aspect of it. I live in Central Florida and will be growing outdoors. I will be growing a Crepe Myrtle because 1) They are everywhere in Florida, 2) they grow extremely fast and love to be heavily pruned, and 3) they have nice little flowers and leaves. My issue is that being about as far as you can get from Japan, Akadama is STUPIDLY expensive here. I read that Tesco or Sophisticat cat litter is a great substitute in the UK, but that in America we use too many chemicals. The closest I found was Petsmart Grreat choice Classic Clay cat litter. Would this work ok? Or should I try and find some oildri/turface type stuff?

The cat litter I found: Grreat Choice Classic Clay

EDIT: It does come in unscented but they don't have it online as far as I can tell.
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Kitty Litter Soil? 1 year 4 days ago #33110

I've been using cat litter in my substrate mix with great results (see picture attached with the brand I use).
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