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Help with soil 8 months 3 weeks ago #33194

Hi!

First at all I'm new at this and I really need to understand more of the bonsai art.
So my question..I read that a good soil is a mix of Alabama,pumice and lava but we're does the bonsai take the nutrients that he needs?
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Help with soil 8 months 3 weeks ago #33196

Fnora wrote: First at all I'm new at this and I really need to understand more of the bonsai art.
So my question..I read that a good soil is a mix of Alabama,pumice and lava but we're does the bonsai take the nutrients that he needs?


Fertilizer.
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Help with soil 8 months 3 weeks ago #33201

Fnora wrote: Hi!
I read that a good soil is a mix of Alabama...?


You must be talking about a Japanese soil called Akadama.
Most of the components in inorganic substrates for bonsai need fertilizers regularly to maintain the plant healthy.
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Help with soil 8 months 3 weeks ago #33230

You can find good firtilizer on most online shops and local nursery. I have found good results with organic firtilizer cakes
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Help with soil 7 months 1 week ago #34304

Trees need water and oxygen. Fertilizer is a supplement/addition.
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Help with soil 7 months 1 week ago #34306

Andrew1185uk wrote: Trees need water and oxygen. Fertilizer is a supplement/addition.


Trees will not survive on water and oxygen alone.Actually, your remark is nonsense.
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Help with soil 7 months 1 week ago #34312

Trees use water and carbondioxide and sun. From this, they make sugars. In order to make any more complex molecules that contain more than hydrogen, Carbon or Oxygen the plant needs access to fertilizer. The elements in there are stored so plants can go a long time between fertilizer. But it does need it. And for optimal growth, it needs vairly continuous acces to the fertilizer.

Why fertilizer you use is not all that relevant as long as you also provide trace elements, which are components that are needed in very small amounts.
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