Bonsai Re-potting for Beginners in Cosy Valley
For each bonsai tree, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restraining further development required to support the growing plant. A process of root pruning and bonsai repotting should be carried out to deal with this issue. It allow the tree to grow vigorously and healthy for many years and will reorganize the root system. Tricks in the following article will give you an overview on how to perform bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you have to check whether it's already the time for repotting that is bonsai. When the tree is still in dormancy, this has to be done annually during early springtime. Gently ease the tree out of its own pot and analyze the rootball. If you see long roots encircling the interior side of the pot or the rootball, it is already the time for bonsai repotting to be executed.
Prepare a fresh pot, when the tree will likely be put, or clean the old one. Cover with a plastic mesh, securing it using a bit of wire. Then put a layer of grit on the base of the pot, of earth, where the tree will be planted a layer on top of it, and after that to allow draining.
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The following part of the bonsai repotting process is to displace the old earth from the rootball, preferably using chopsticks, when the pot is prepared. Then prune the longest roots using a sharp pair of shears or scissors. Also look for just about any roots that are decaying, dead, wounded or infected, and remove them too to refrain from spreading root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general root mass.
Eventually set the tree in the pot that is prepared and tie it with the wire that is anchorage, to make sure 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 thoroughly, to help it settle.
The tree will now need about six weeks for regeneration, with the bonsai repotting operation complete. After that, its root system will undoubtedly be able to grow freely, growing more fine feeder roots in a more compact rootball, than what could be performed with unpruned roots. This can translate into more essential nutrients feeding your precious plant, and in your enjoyment of its own attractiveness as well as effect its improved health, vibrancy.
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