Bonsai Repotting for Beginners in Lewisburg
For every bonsai tree, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restricting further development necessary to support the growing plant. To address this issue, a process of root pruning and bonsai repotting should be carried out. It is going to reorganize the root system and allow the tree to grow healthy and vigorously for many years. Suggestions in the next article provides you with an overview how to do bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you need to check whether it is already the time for bonsai repotting. When the tree is still in dormancy, this must be done annually during early springtime. Gradually ease the tree from its pot and examine the rootball. It's already the time for bonsai repotting to be executed, should you see long roots encircling the inner side of the pot or the rootball.
Prepare a new pot, where the tree will probably be planted, or clean the old one. Cover the drainage holes using a plastic net, fixing it with a part of wire. Then place a layer of grit on the base of the pot, of soil, on which the tree will soon be planted a layer on top of it, and then to permit emptying.
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The next step in the bonsai repotting procedure is to displace the old earth in the rootball, rather using chopsticks, when the pot is prepared. Then prune the longest roots using a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also look for any roots that are dead, rotting, wounded or infected, 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 prepared pot and tie it with the anchorage wire, to be sure that it will not be rocked by wind in the forthcoming weeks, when its roots aren't 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.
With the bonsai repotting operation entire, the tree will need about six weeks for regeneration. After that, its root system will probably have the ability to develop growing fine feeder roots in a denser rootball, than what might be performed with roots that are unpruned. This will translate into more essential nutrients feeding your plant that is cherished, and in your enjoyment of its attractiveness as well as effect its improved health, vibrancy.
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