Bonsai Re-potting for Beginners in Eagle Nest
For each tree that is bonsai, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restricting additional development needed to support the plant that is growing. A process of bonsai repotting and root pruning must be completed, to address this issue. It enable the tree to grow vigorously and healthy for a long time and will reorganize the root system. Tricks in the following article will give you an overview about how to perform bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you should test whether it is already the time for repotting that is bonsai. When the tree is still in dormancy, this must be done every year during early springtime. Gently ease the tree from its own pot and examine the rootball. It is already the time for bonsai repotting to be implemented, in case you see long roots encircling the interior side of the pot or the rootball.
Prepare a new pot, when the tree will probably be planted, or clean the old one. Cover the drainage holes with a plastic net, securing it with a piece of wire. Then place a layer of grit on the bottom of the pot, to permit emptying, and after that on top of it a layer of earth, on which the tree will likely be planted.
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Another step in the bonsai repotting procedure would be to displace the old earth from the rootball, preferably using chopsticks, when the pot is ready. Prune the longest roots with a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also search for just about any wounded, dead, decaying or infected roots, and remove them too to refrain from spreading root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general root mass.
Finally put the tree in the pot that is prepared and tie it with the anchorage wire, to make sure that it won't be rocked by wind in the coming weeks, when its roots aren't yet completely regenerated. Fill the remaining portion of the pot with fresh soil, ensuring there are no air pockets. Water the compost thoroughly, to help it settle.
With the bonsai repotting operation entire, the tree will now need about six weeks for regeneration. After that, its root system is going to be able to grow freely, growing fine feeder roots in a more compact rootball, than what could be achieved with unpruned roots. This will definitely translate into more essential nutrients feeding your precious plant, and in effect its improved health, vibrancy as well as your enjoyment of its own beauty.
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