Bonsai Re-potting for Beginners in Reed
For each tree that is bonsai, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restraining additional development required to support the growing plant. To address this problem, a process of root pruning and bonsai repotting should be carried out. It enable the tree to grow healthy and vigorously for a long time and will reorganize the root system. Tips in the following article will give you an overview about how to perform bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you need to test whether it is already the time for bonsai repotting. This must be done annually during early spring, when the tree is still in dormancy. Gently ease the tree out of its own pot and analyze the rootball. If you see long roots encircling the rootball or the interior side of the pot, it's already the time for bonsai repotting to be executed.
Prepare a fresh pot, in which the tree will likely be put, or clean the old one. Cover with a plastic mesh, fixing it using a piece of wire. Then place a layer of grit on the underside of the pot, then, and to allow emptying of earth, where the tree will be planted a layer on top of it.
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The next part of the bonsai repotting process is to displace the old soil in the rootball, preferably using chopsticks when the pot is ready. Then prune the longest roots using a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also look for just about any dead, decaying, wounded or infected roots, and remove them too to avoid spreading root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general root mass.
Finally set the tree in the pot that is prepared and tie it with the wire that is anchorage, to ensure that it will not be rocked by wind in the coming weeks, when its roots aren't yet fully regenerated. Fill the remaining portion of the pot with fresh soil, ensuring that there are no air pockets. Water the compost completely, to help it settle.
The tree will now need about six weeks for regeneration with the bonsai repotting operation entire. After that, its root system will undoubtedly have the ability to develop freely, growing fine feeder roots in a more compact rootball, than what might be performed with unpruned roots. This can translate into more essential nutrients feeding your precious plant, and in your enjoyment of its attractiveness along with effect its improved health, vibrancy.
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