JAPANESE BONSAI TOOLS & OTHER SUPPLIES
BONSAI SOIL: Adams’ Bonsai soil mix is suitable for all but the
smallest mame bonsai. It is a sterile mix composed of Turface, grit,
and peat. I have been using this mix exclusively for over forty years
with excellent results. Due to the lack of available nutrients in
this mix, annual use of a trace element supplement such as Micromax
is recommended for plants such as Zuisho which are unusually sensitive
to trace element deficiencies. Sold by the gallon. 5 lb./gal. $5/gal.
MICRONUTRIENTS: Trace elements necessary for healthy plant growth
are often missing from our soilless bonsai mixes. A life saver for 5
needle pines. Improves health & color of foliage on most
acid loving plants. Bonsai Micronutrients adds soluble sulfur, boron,
copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, & zinc in proper proportion.
Helps neutralize alkaline municipal water. Apply once annually at
spring bud break. Sprinkle powder over dry surface of soil and water
in well. required for zuisho in most American soil mixes
˝ pound jar
treats 60 gallons of soil. $8
TURFACE MVP: Fired
agricultural clay. The size (about 3/16”) and texture promotes the
balance between drainage and moisture retention necessary for bonsai
soil mixes. Little or no compaction between pottings so drainage is
preserved. Pickup at nursery only. 50 lb. bag $15
HEMP SOIL BRUSH: Spreads
and contours soil. Aids in planting moss. Useful in removing debris
from the planting surface and tidying up the work area.
SINGLE POINT ROOT HOOK: Extremely
useful for removing soil & untangling roots when potting. Damages
roots less than multiple point repotting tools. Lifetime steel construction
with plastic cushioning material over the grip.
REPOTTING SCYTHE: Great
help in repotting. Serrated blade cuts through most roots at pot edge.
4.25" blade. 6" wooden handle. Japanese made.