Is this a great bonsai mix?

Asked May 19, 2018, 8:19 AM EDT

Hi I am trying to make my own bonsai mix and I would like to know if 50:25:25 akadama,pumice, and scoria(lava rock) is a good mix for a bonsai.
P.S. I am living in a tropical climate

Outside United States bonsai

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Your mixture provides the necessary ratio of clay and aeration materials, so it should be fine. Here’s a link to an Extension article about bonsai with another, perhaps less expensive, recipe: https://mbgna.umich.edu/bonsai-small-trees-big-misconceptions/ Good luck!