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coco peat for bonsai soil

Post  animesh on Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:12 pm

Dear Bonsai Frieds ,
Can i use cocopeat for bonsai soil with black-cinder ,sand and brick grit . For Black Pine and juniper .

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Cocopeat for Bonsai Soil

Post  bonsaisr on Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:07 pm

Probably not. Use chopped bark. Your soil mix depends on where you live, & to some extent the type of tree you are potting. Contact the nearest bonsai club & find out what they use.
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Post  dick benbow on Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:54 pm

best thing i ever saw cocopeat used for with pumice, was to start cuttings. I did like 60 chojubai starts and they all made it. I have to second Iris's recommendation. Very Happy

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Post  john5555leonard on Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:25 am

hi, yes i use it all the time, i mix it with pumice or brick bits, it would help to know where you live, because of climate, i,v got some trees that love water and i use only cocopeat. regards john

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Re: coco peat for bonsai soil

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:05 am

Yes,

but in the tropical climate, it soon loses it's bulk and decomposes. So I blend it with some compost and leave it to age [ decompose ]
Used for sterile, hydroponics.

Pines - freely draining soil [ 70 % inorganic ]
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Re: coco peat for bonsai soil

Post  sunip on Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:25 pm

Hello,
Chopped bark is my favourite for pine and juniper to ad in the mix, but i use cocopeat to.
Be prepared it will mould a bit during the first weeks but it disappears soon.
The mix should be free draining, like already mentioned it depends a bit on where you live.
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Re: coco peat for bonsai soil

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:53 pm

The commercial soil mix I use with some trees has replaced milled Canadian Peat with Coir which is fine coconut fiber. It does break down quickly in a hot climate.

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Post  john5555leonard on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:08 pm

hi , pine bark is better for pines i agree, if you cannot get it why not use chopped coconut, i buy it here and its in 1/2 inch chunks and does not break down as quick, mixed with brick bits it should be good. john

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Re: coco peat for bonsai soil

Post  animesh on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:24 pm

i live in Kolkata( India ), In kolkata good bonsai soil is not available, At the time of summer the weather is very hot
and at the time of rainy season continuous downpour occur . and winter is very short .

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Post  Damienindesert on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:55 pm

After trying everything I can find for substrate, I've finally hit what looks like a winner. Crushed ceramic (Aquarium filtration media) and crushed brick @80% and cocopeat @ 20%. I then mulch the surface with cocofirbre or sphagnum. I live in a HOT AND HUMID climate though. I', only really growing Ficus and Olives though, with a few exceptions.

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Cocopeat for all your gardening needs

Post  anapaine on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:50 am

Use BioActive Cocopeat for all your gardening needs including: as a potting mix, a containerized veggie or herb garden, seedling trays, lawn underlay or soil conditioner. It is versatile, easy to use and long lasting.

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Re: coco peat for bonsai soil

Post  cbobgo on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:55 am

anapaine wrote:Use BioActive Cocopeat for all your gardening needs including: as a potting mix, a containerized veggie or herb garden, seedling trays, lawn underlay or soil conditioner. It is versatile, easy to use and long lasting.

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Re: coco peat for bonsai soil

Post  roborthudson on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:33 pm

Coco peat is helpful for the soil conditioning and it has a slow degradation rate. Because of this reason it is beneficial in the growth of the plants. Anapainse is absolutely correct I am already using it in my garden from last 6 months. And after using it I have seen a wonderful result .

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Re: coco peat for bonsai soil

Post  shubhenduanjaria on Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:44 pm

ok ..after having see nthe discussion here ..let me ask two main questions .

q1 ..i have a maple tree but its type ( type of maple ) i dont know ...help me here pls/.

q2 what kind of soil suits it best. Am in India ..Hot i nsummer ..humid and warm in monsoons ..and not too cold in winters

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