Potting bonsai guide

Firstly, Bonsai Master Lloyd Noall has designed a fantastic range of bonsai tree pruning, wiring & potting kits. As well as being informative, these guides are perfect for beginners who want hands on experience growing bonsai trees. Furthermore, they include Step-by-Step guides and online tutorials. These are designed to help you to learn how to grow a bonsai tree. These kits include a Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai tree chosen for their fantastic ability to re-grow quickly and make beautiful and artistic bonsai, ideal for beginners. Also, these kits include the accessories required to prune, wire and re-pot beautiful bonsai.
Below you can watch Lloyd’s Bonsai Potting Tutorial and see his step-by-step guide.
Additionally, you can learn from the master below!

Bonsai Step by step potting guide


Bonsai potting step 1
Remove the rootball from the pot by carefully working around the edge of the soil with the spatula.
Bonsai potting step 2
Using the chopstick gently remove the soil from around the trunk base to expose any root flare.
Bonsai Potting Guide Step 3
Loosen the roots around the edge of the rootball with the chopstick. Tease out about 1/4 of the rootball.
Bonsai Potting Guide Step 4 & 5
4 – Cut back any loosened, straggly roots using the root shears to form a neat rootball.
5a – Position the mesh over the drainage holes, securing it with clips made from bonsai wire.
5b – Bend back the clips to secure the mesh in the pot.
5c – Thread an anchor wire through the holes in the pot.
5d- Sprinkle a thin layer of bonsai soil into the base of the pot.
Bonsai Pottig Guide Step 6
6a – Position the bonsai slightly off centre for best view.
6b – Add bonsai soil using the soil scoop.
6c – Work the soil into existing rootball using the chopstick.
6d – Ensure no large air-pockets are left in the soil.
6e – Take both ends of the anchor wire.
6f – Twist the anchor wire tightly.
6g – The anchor wire will secure the bonsai to the pot.
6h – Remove excess ends of the wire using the wire cutters.
Bonsai Potting Guide Step 7
7 – Water well ensuring the entire rootball is soaked.
8 – Finally, your beautiful bonsai will require regular pruning to maintain & develop beautiful foliage pads.
Bonsai Direct’s Fertiliser has been specially formulated and should be used weekly to help promote strength & vigour. Please do NOT feed your bonsai for 4 weeks after re-potting.
Lastly, growing bonsai is a journey which I hope you will enjoy for many, many years.