Repotting A Big Bonsai Tree

Collection by All Things Bonsai

8 
Pins
 • 
68 
Followers

pics of us repotting a large Trident Maple bonsai Tree

All Things Bonsai
Finished! Just needs watering. A large, mature Trident Maple bonsai will need repotting every couple of years in the spring.

Finished! Just needs watering. A large, mature Trident Maple bonsai will need repotting every couple of years in the spring.

Finishes cutting a channel around the lip of the large pot

Finishes cutting a channel around the lip of the large pot

As the pot has a lip, you need to cut downwards to sever the roots which have grown under it in order to get the tree out. I have used a sharp trowel to do this.

As the pot has a lip, you need to cut downwards to sever the roots which have grown under it in order to get the tree out. I have used a sharp trowel to do this.

Large Trident Maple bonsai.These trees grow quickly and need repotting every couple of years.

Large Trident Maple bonsai.These trees grow quickly and need repotting every couple of years.

Adding more akadama & pumice to the pot & lightinh pressing it down to fill any gaps

Adding more akadama & pumice to the pot & lightinh pressing it down to fill any gaps

Added a layer of akadama & pumice (50/50 mix) to the bottom of the pot

Added a layer of akadama & pumice (50/50 mix) to the bottom of the pot

Covering the drainage holes with mesh to stop the soil washing away

Covering the drainage holes with mesh to stop the soil washing away

The underside of the roots - a dense mass indicates the need to repot. Note how light and healthy the roots look - good bonsai soil encourages this

All Things Bonsai | Bonsai Trees, Kits, Pots, Feeds & Tools

The underside of the roots - a dense mass indicates the need to repot. Note how light and healthy the roots look - good bonsai soil encourages this