2 Dry Quarts 1/4 Inch Bonsai Block

$15.65

Bonsai Block

Size: ¼ Inch

Condition: Sifted, Washed, Dried and Bagged.

 

Bonsai Block is a lightweight high fired soil amendment with a variety of earth-tones including peach, ash, black, tan and dark grey. It can be used as a substitute for lava, pumice and hard Akadama.

Perfect for amending soil for all plant types including cactus, succulent, bonsai , orchids and other plants that require a fast draining soil.

It arrives prescreened, sifted and neatly packaged in several bag sizes.

Consistent ¼ inch particle size. This increases drainage and air exchange within the potted plant.

Cosmetics. Bonsai Block is a great looking aggregate. It has a natural pebble look with multiple earth tones. Works great as a top dressing.

Fired at extremely high temperatures. This helps prevent breakdown and ensures a long service life.

Bonsai Block is a superior product and is priced lower than lava and about the same as Turface. It has many of the same properties of Maroon Lava.

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SKU: 799600829745 Categories: ,

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 8 × 4 in
Color

uniform mix of earth tones

Raw Material

Calcined Clay

Country of Origin(COO)

United States

Average Particle Size

1/4 Inch

Minimum Particle Size

1/8th Inch

Maximum Particle Size

3/8ths Inch

Quarts

2, Dry

Cubic Inches

134

Cubic Feet

.07

Packaging

2 Quart Bag

pH

8.9

Plant Type

Succulent, cactus, bonsai, orchid and other plants that prefer a fast draining soil amendment.

Additives

No dyes or chemicals.

Other Applications

Top dressing. An excellent replacement for Akadama.

Bulk Density

.403 ounces per cubic inch

Conversations ...

  1. Phil

    I was wondering why the pH is about 9, if this is calcined clay? The colors reminded me of DE, and flux fired DE tends to be higher pH.

    Is this Attapulgite? I believe Attapulgite changes pH and loses some porosity if fired really high.

    What I’m trying to understand is, how reactive is Bonsai Block – how much effect does it have on raising the pH of a media mix?

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    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello Phil. Thanks for stopping by. pH is determined by the source product. This product is a natural ball clay that has been fired. We cannot control the pH of natural products. I am qualified to give advice on attapulgite as I have not worked with it before. You asked about this product raising the pH level of a mix. It will increase the alkalinity of the soil because it’s an alkaline component. I am not able to comment on how much it will raise the pH of your mix as it would need to be lab tested after assembly. My suggestion is to try a small bag and see if it works for your application.

      I hope this helps

      Thanks
      Jack

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  2. Question

    Phil

    Is this Calcined Diatomaceous Earth?

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    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello Phil. Bonsai Block is commonly confused for other products including expanded shale. Bonsai Block is a 100 percent fired clay product, not shale. Similar to Akadama, only harder, because it’s a kiln fired at over 1000 degrees.

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