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Posted 1M ago by @SvelteFrogbit

When it is time to repot what soil do I use

#Ficus
2ft to light, direct
4โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 4 days ago
Hmm... I was actually looking up info on this earlier today for my Fukien Tea Tree bonsai! ๐Ÿฅฐ Basically it's a guessing game seems to be the answer if you're not experienced with bonsai (which I'm not! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚). If you see roots twining about on the surface of the soil it's probably time to repot (mine are REALLY going crazy!). Choosing the right lot is another headache that I've not quite got into yet... The pot should be 1-2 thirds of the plant height in length, and shallow (obviously). You definitely need to go for a specialist bonsai mix as far as soil goes, normal houseplant soil won't cut it... I found a really good article on the subject in fact so hope it helps!

https://www.bonsaiempire.com/basics/bonsai-care/bonsai-soil#:~:text=The%20most%20common%20components%20for,%2C%20Pumice%2C%20and%20lava%20rock.
They even have a guide for the proper quantities to mix depending on the species of your bonsai! (It really gets technical doesn't it?! ๐Ÿ˜‚). Best of luck! And please keep me posted... I can see many a headache coming now I finally have one! Lmao ๐Ÿคฃ xx
I asked my local nursery and they told me to use regular cacti/succulent soil, which they said they use themselves for their ficus ginseng. I followed their advice and my ficus ginseng seems to really enjoy it, it's been giving me a lot of new leaves ever since