Bonsai Re-potting for Beginners in Guthrie Center
For every bonsai tree, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restricting additional development required to support the growing plant. An operation of bonsai repotting and root pruning should be carried out to deal with this problem. It is going to reorganize the root system and enable the tree to grow healthy and vigorously for a long time. Tricks in the next article will give you an overview on the best way to perform bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you should check whether it's already the time for bonsai repotting. When the tree remains in dormancy, this needs to be done every year during early springtime. Gradually ease the tree from its pot and examine the rootball. It is already the time for bonsai repotting to be implemented if you see long roots encircling the inner side of the pot or the rootball.
Prepare a brand new pot, when the tree will likely be planted, or clean the old one. Cover the drainage holes with a plastic mesh, fixing it with a bit of wire. Then place a layer of grit on the underside of the pot, then, and to permit emptying on top of it a layer of earth, where the tree will be planted.
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The following part of the bonsai repotting procedure is to displace the old earth in the rootball, rather using chopsticks when the pot is ready. Then prune the longest roots using a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also search for almost any infected, dead, injured or rotting 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 inside the prepared pot and tie it with the anchorage wire, to make certain that wind won't rocks it in the coming weeks, when its roots aren't yet completely regenerated. Fill the remainder of the pot with fresh soil, ensuring there are no air pockets. Water the compost completely, to help it settle.
The tree will need about six weeks for regeneration, with the bonsai repotting operation complete. After that, its root system will likely be able to develop growing more fine feeder roots in a denser rootball, than what might be achieved with roots that are unpruned. This will translate into more essential nutrients feeding your precious plant, and in effect its improved health, vibrancy and your enjoyment of its own attractiveness.
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