One of the most crucial aspects of raising bonsai trees is using the right soil mixture. One cannot simply plant a bonsai in regular garden soil and expect it to flourish. Bonsai soil requirements are precise and often demanding. Florida-based retail shop The Bonsai Supply steps up to the challenge with its soil mixes, making it easier for contemporary practitioners to find a suitable soil mixture for their bonsai tree.
The Bonsai Supply offers two soil mixes – Universal Soil Mix and Shohin Bonsai Soil Mix.
The Universal Soil Mix is the shop’s bestseller. It is carefully blended by The Bonsai Supply’s in-house experts to bring the optimal bonsai growing environment. As its name implies, the Universal Soil Mix works well for a broad range of bonsai plants and is widely accepted by bonsai professionals across the country.
The shop’s Shohin Bonsai Soil, on the other hand, is more specific. It’s specially created for Shohin bonsais or trees under eight inches in height. This one is also carefully optimized for healthy bonsai growth, similar to the Universal Soil Mix.
The best bonsai soil mixes meet three significant criteria – good drainage, aeration, and water retention. Specifically, the soil must maintain moisture without drowning the plant. Without these qualities, the bonsai will experience root rot and eventually die.
The Bonsai Supply’s soil mixes allow daily watering without the worry of overwatering, even during the rainy seasons. In addition, both use soil aggerates like pumice, lava, calcined clay, and pine bark, which are great for aeration, acidity, water drainage, and nutrient absorption. All of the aggregates are sustainably sourced in the US and meticulously checked for quality.
The Bonsai Supply’s Universal Bonsai Soil and the Shohin Bonsai Soil are available for purchase across several major eCommerce markets, including Amazon, Etsy, and eBay.
Find more information about Bonsai Supply’s soil mix and bonsai essentials here: https://thebonsaisupply.com.
About The Bonsai Supply
The Bonsai Supply is a Florida-based retail shop run by husband and wife duo Jerome and Mari Kellerhals. It was established in 2016 to address the distinct lack of bonsai supplies in the area. Today, The Bonsai Supply offers a wide variety of high-quality and affordable bonsai soil mixtures, trees, and accessories to clients worldwide. It also provides educational workshops and several resources about bonsai to help more people learn about the craft.