Bonsai Repotting for Beginners in Hodgenville
For every bonsai tree, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restraining further development necessary to support the growing plant. To deal with this dilemma, an operation of bonsai repotting and root pruning must be completed. It enable the tree to grow vigorously and healthy for several years and will reorganize the root system. Tips in the following article will give you an overview about how to do bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you need to check whether it's already the time for bonsai repotting. This must be done every year during early spring, when the tree is still in dormancy. Gently ease the tree from its pot and examine the rootball. It's already the time for bonsai repotting to be implemented should you see long roots encircling the inner side of the pot or the rootball.
Prepare a brand new pot, when the tree will soon be planted, or clean the old one. Cover the drainage holes using a plastic mesh, fastening it with a bit of wire. Then put a layer of grit on the base of the pot, on top of it a layer of ground, on which the tree will probably be planted, and then to allow emptying.
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The next step in the bonsai repotting process would be to displace the old soil from the rootball, preferably using chopsticks when the pot is prepared. Then prune the longest roots with a sharp pair of shears or scissors. Also search for almost any roots that are rotting, dead, wounded or infected, and remove them too to refrain from dispersing root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general root mass.
Eventually set the tree inside the pot that is prepared and tie it with the anchorage wire, to make certain that wind won't rocks it in the forthcoming weeks, when its roots are not yet completely regenerated. Fill the remainder of the pot with fresh soil, ensuring that 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 entire. After that, its root system will likely be able to develop growing more fine feeder roots in a denser rootball, than what might be performed with roots that are unpruned. This can translate into more essential nutrients feeding your plant that is precious, and in effect its improved health, vibrancy and your enjoyment of its own beauty.
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