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Bonsai Repotting for Beginners in Pullman


For every bonsai tree, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, limiting additional development needed to support the growing plant. An operation of root pruning and bonsai repotting must be carried out, to deal with this problem. It is going to reorganize the root system and permit the tree to grow vigorously and healthy for a long time. Suggestions in the next post will give you an overview how to perform bonsai repotting by yourself.

First, you should check on whether it's already the time for bonsai repotting. When the tree remains in dormancy, this needs to be done annually during early springtime. Gently ease the tree from its pot and examine the rootball. In case you see long roots encircling the rootball or the interior side of the pot, it is already the time for bonsai repotting to be implemented.
Prepare a new pot, when the tree will soon be planted, or clean the old one. Cover the drainage holes with a plastic net, fixing it using a piece of wire. Then put a layer of grit on the bottom of the pot, then, and to allow draining of ground, where the tree will likely be put a layer on top of it.

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Another step in the bonsai repotting procedure will be to displace the old land in the rootball, preferably using chopsticks when the pot is ready. Then prune the longest roots with a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also look for just about any roots that are dead, decaying, wounded or infected, and remove them too to avoid spreading root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general root mass.

Eventually put the tree inside the prepared pot and tie it with the wire that is anchorage, to be sure that wind won't rocks it in the forthcoming weeks, when its roots are not yet completely regenerated. Fill the rest 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 is going to have the ability to grow growing fine feeder roots in a more compact rootball, than what might be achieved with roots that are unpruned. This will translate into more essential nutrients feeding your plant that is cherished, and in effect its improved health, vibrancy and your enjoyment of its beauty.

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