What Type of Soil Is Best for Bonsai Plants?

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The best type of soil for bonsai plants is any soil that is made of composted tree bark or any type of foliage. Provide nutrition to bonsai trees with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on bonsai gardening and plant care. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment I am going to talk about what types of soil are best to be used with Bonsai plants. This cypress right here is not a true Bonsai, it's just a cypress in its native form. So you can take it out of here and put it into a tray, into a Bonsai tray and turn it into a Bonsai and start training it but the best type of soil that they have found for Bonsai trees is any type of soil that is composted tree or bark or any type of foliage but bark is the best, composting bark is the best material that you can use for a Bonsai tree because it has lots of nutrition and it breaks down. A lot of times mixing it with gravel, a little bit of gravel mixed in with the bark and you want to use aged bark too, bark that is starting to fall apart and that is turning into compost and that is the ideal material to use for your Bonsai plant.