Akadama is a natural clay-like mineral soil that is great for plants grown in Bonsais or Kokedama form. This Japanese volcanic clay is hard-baked, sifted by size and produced specifically for bonsai purposes.
It will start deteriorating after 2-3 years and you will need to repot your bonsai plants to continue enjoying the many benefits. Akadama bonsai soil is great for plants that do not like damp soil.
In this video illustration, we will go through some of the advantages of using Akadama as a Bonsai soil.
If you’d like to know more about bonsai soils check out our latest video, What is Pumice.
Pumice bonsai soil is often used along with Akadama Soil. When mixed together they provide just the right amount of grit to offer the plant roots with the perfect soil to thrive.
Another type of bonsai soil that is often forgotten is Kanuma soil. It’s a great soil for acid loving plants, this might just be the trick to make your plant healthier.