Bonsai Repotting for Beginners in Chisholm
For each tree that is bonsai, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restricting further development needed to support the growing plant. To address this issue, a process of root pruning and bonsai repotting should be carried out. It's going to reorganize the root system and enable the tree to grow vigorously and healthy for many years. Tricks in the next article provides you with an overview on the best way to perform bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you must check whether it is already the time for repotting that is bonsai. When the tree continues to be in dormancy, this needs to be done annually during early springtime. Gently ease the tree out of its own pot and examine the rootball. It's already the time for bonsai repotting to be carried out if you see long roots encircling the inner side of the pot or the rootball.
Prepare a fresh pot, in which the tree will probably be put, or clean the old one. Cover the drainage holes with a plastic net, securing it using a piece of wire. Then put a layer of grit on the bottom of the pot, of soil, on which the tree will be put a layer on top of it, and then to enable draining.
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The next step in the bonsai repotting process would be to displace the old earth in the rootball, rather using chopsticks, when the pot is ready. Then prune the longest roots with a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also search for any wounded, dead, rotting or infected roots, and remove them too to refrain from dispersing root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general root mass.
Eventually put the tree in the prepared pot 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 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 whole. After that, its root system will undoubtedly be able to develop growing more fine feeder roots in a more compact rootball, than what could be achieved with unpruned roots. This will translate into more essential nutrients feeding your plant that is beloved, and in effect its improved health, vibrancy and your enjoyment of its own beauty.
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