BONSAI PLANTS - Knowledgebase Question

SOUTHFIELD, Mi
Question by HOUSEOFSLAUG
February 11, 2010
WHEN REPOTTING A BONSAI PLANT, HOW DO YOU SOLIDIFY THE STONES USED IN THESE PLANTS. WHEN PURCHASED FROM ANY HOME DEPOT, THESE ROCKS ARE ALL GLUED TOGETHER. AS THE PLANT GROWS AND NEEDS TO BE REPOTTED, THE LOOSE STONES HAS A TENDENCY TO MOVE ALL OVER THE PLACE WHEN WATERED. NO ONE AT ANY OF YOUR LOCAL LOCATIONS KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THIS.


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Answer from NGA
February 11, 2010

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The product is nothing more than extremely diluted white glue (School Glue or Elmer's). The tops of the containers are covered with a very thin layer (which becomes clear when it dries). It keeps the rocks from falling out as the containers are handled. You can do the same after you've repotted your bonsai. Or, you can use larger stones to top off the container after you've finished replanting. Larger stones won't be so easily rinsed away.

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