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  • Bonsai Mix contains coarse grit in addition to the usual composted pine bark, to help it retain moisture and nutrients for longer in the shallow bowls and pots used for traditional bonsai
  • Wetting agent assists moisture to soak into the mix and helps plant roots take up nutrients
  • Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes

A unique, premium quality mix specially formulated for growing bonsai of all types and of all ages - from seedlings to specimens decades old. It includes Scotts Osmocote® for 6-month feeding


Use Bonsai Mix straight from the bag - don't mix it with other materials. Close the bag tightly after use
Choose a clean container with large drainage holes that is in proportion to the size of your bonsai plant and its root system. The existing pot may be re-used after thorough washing
Position anchor wires through the drainage holes, then cover the base of the container with mesh (to prevent potting mix washing out) and a layer of grit or coarse washed river sand to aid drainage
Water the plant thoroughly, then carefully remove it from its existing pot
Gently tease the old mix from the outside of the rootball, carefully remove any damaged or twisted roots and prune back elongated roots
Add Bonsai mix to the pot to one third its height
Place the plant in the pot then add more mix to the correct height - the surface of the mix should slope up from just below the rim of the container to the base of the bonsai trunk/stem. The plant should look like it is in a miniature landscape
Tap the new pot or container gently on the bench to help the new mix settle in and around the roots. Firm lightly
Initial watering of the plant after potting is essential to ensure the mix is thoroughly wet, then allow it to drain freely
Place the pot or container in a sheltered position out of the direct sun for a few days to allow the plant to settle and acclimatise before moving back to its permanent home
For a complete guide on how to use Scotts Osmocote® Professional Bonsai Mix, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging


Potting mixes can be used at any time of the year
Repotting established plants is best done either in Spring or Autumn - avoid Winter or Summer as the extremes of temperature may stress plants
Flowering plants should be repotted after they have flowered - enjoy the blooms first!


CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product


The addition of coarse grit assists in holding the shallow roots of a bonsai firmly in position while also increasing moisture retention in the mix

The professional-grade wetting agent included ensures water soaks in readily and aids roots in absorbing nutrients

We will gladly assist with returns and exchanges of this product in accordance with our returns and exchanges policy

Returns policy

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