ITEM: 1 Qts. = 4 Cups = 0.25 Gal. Black Lava : -Black lava cinders is an ideal component for bonsai soil. -100% natural volcanic scoria, neutral PH level. -Heavier than pumice and perlite. When watering will not float to the top. -Improves soil drainage, it lets air go through freely. Oxygen is essential for roots developments. -Black lava does not break down easily, and does not decolorize easily. -The best additive for older potted specimens that does not require frequent repotting. -All of our black lava have been sieved to discard dust and coarse particles. -Can also be used for top dressing, its wet-dry color helps set water schedules
ITEM: Red Lava: - Red lava is an ideal amendment for Bonsai soil. - Its natural porous help the soil stay moist, not soggy. - 100% natural volcanic scoria, does not break down easily, when watering it will not float to the top. - Improves soil drainage, it lets air go through freely. Oxygen is essential for roots development. - Neutral PH level. - Can also be used for top dressing, its wet-dry color helps set water schedules. - All our red lava have been sieved to discard dust and coarse particles.
COLOR: Ready to Use Pre Mix Black and Red.
SIZE: Particles are from 1/ 16" to 3/ 16"
MAKING YOUR OWN BONSAI SOIL MIX: - Deciduous trees and broad-leaf evergreens require more soil and mulch. - Conifers require more sand and less soil and mulch. - For young stage Bonsai or unhealthy tree, the mix should be coarse. - When Bonsai does not required much growth, use smaller size sand and less mulch. - For potting purposes, use chopsticks to tease apart roots and drive fresh soil around newly pruned roots. This step also helps eliminate air pockets in the medium.
SHIPPING: Lava will be sent in a USPS priority mail box. Soil's mix shipment cost cannot be combined with other items.
Orders are shipped within 1-2 business day after payment is received and cleared. ( except plants ) Multiple items can be combined to reduce shipping cost. ( except plants & soil mix ) An invoice will be issued when buying more than one item, please wait before paying. You will receive a tracking number once the item is shipped.
Excluded shipping location: APO/FPO
I accept Paypal, Credit Cards and Etsy direct checkout for all transactions. A 9.5 sales tax is applied to orders shipped to addresses in California.
Returns & exchanges
All returns accepted Buyer should contact within 14 Days after receiving the item. Refund given as Money back or exchange (buyer's choice). Return shipping will be paid by buyer . Please contact me to schedule a return.
NOTE: Wooden stand NOT included. Rubik's cube ( 2") is NOT included, for size comparison only. All measurements are approximations, and may vary by 0.25" Feel free to contact me for additional pictures and any questions you may have.