Build Your Own Soil Mix 3.5 Gallons (14 Dry Quarts)

$41.75

Custom blended orchid, bonsai and succulent soil. Choose ingredients by whole percentages. Example: If you would like one part each of Pumice, Lava and Fir Bark you would enter 34, 33 and 33 to make 100 percent.

Custom soil mixes are available in gallon, 3.5 gallon, 7 gallon, 14 gallon and 28 gallon SKUs.

  Product Quantity
Monto Clay (1/4 Turface) pH 5.6
Horticulture Charcoal (1/4 inch) pH 7.7
Maroon Lava (1/4 inch) pH 9.22
Black Lava (1/4 inch) pH 9.94
Douglas Fir bark (1/4 inch) pH 5.2
Pine Bark Fines (1/4 inch) pH 4.3
Pumice (1/4 inch) pH 8.63
Bonsai Block (1/4 calcined clay) pH 8.9
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SKU: 799600830802 Category:

Additional information

Weight 19 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 20 × 5 in
Raw Material

Various ingredients based on growers DIY soil mix recipe.

Manufacturer

Bonsai Jack LLC

Gallons

3.5, Dry

Cubic Inches

940

Cubic Feet

.54

Packaging

One 3.5 Gallon Bag

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  1. Question

    Diana Stojewa

    How do you apply/use it?

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    • Dennis Stojewa

      Need to know how to use the succulent soil mix?

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    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello Dennis. Thanks for the message. Please visit our youtube page at Youtube.com/BonsaiJack for a couple of crash courses on using gritty mix to repot your succulents.

      Have a great week

      Thanks
      Jack

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    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello Diana,

      Thanks for the message. I am pretty sure we spoke on the phone a few minutes ago. If this is not the case please contact us at 786-262-3135. We can provide some general advice for re-potting bonsai material. Its a good idea to take a beginner course at your local nursery if you are new to bonsai re-potting and or the use of gritty mix. We have a nursery locator tool on the bottom of our main page.

      Have a great week.

      Thanks
      Jack

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  2. Loretta Mattos

    Hello Bonsai Jack,
    Would any of your soils be suitable for lavender plants? I’m in Hawaii and lavender is just not the easiest plant to grow here (fairly high humidity). Store bought soils just don’t cut it.
    Would you be able to recommend a custom blend?
    “An ideal soil is considered to consist of 45% mineral (sand, silt, and clay), 5% organic matter, and 50% pore space.” – from ‘Soil Preparation for Lavender’ by Curtis Swift (http://www.uslavender.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74:soil-preparation-for-lavender&catid=24:lavender-101&Itemid=138).
    I’ve seen varying suggested ph ranges, all tending towards “slightly alkaline”, somewhere between 6.7 to ~8.

    PS – Bought a couple bags of the succulent blend a few weeks ago and am LOVING how the succs are looking already!!

    Thanks for any feedback!!
    -LM

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    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello L. Thanks for the message. The short answer is I don’t know. We have not worked with lavender. Dr Swift calls for mineral, organic matter and pore space which all of our soils have. I suspect he is referring to smaller particle sizes. My suggestion would be to try a small bag of the #221 mix and see how it works out. You may even want to try adding about 25 percent potting soil to the mix to help it out. All of our mixes are very gritty and not really designed for the typical house plant. Please keep me posted on your progress.
      Thanks
      Jack

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  3. Question

    Randy McKinney

    Hi my friend xxx xxxxxxxxx ordered last year. Do you keep the proportions and approximate delivery time to Virginia Beach, Virginia? Thank you, Randy

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    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello Randy. Thanks for the message. We do keep records. We have had 10940 orders since his last order. The transit time to VB is about 3 business days. Please check our FAQ section for transit time details. BYOS blends could take an extra day to process. His last order consisted of 20 percent each… maroon lava, pine bark, pumice, Bonsai Block and Granite. If i had to choose i would substitute Monto Clay for the granite to bring the pH below 7.0. Have a great week

      Thanks
      Jack

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