How to Repot a Bonsai: The Chinese Elm

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Mind Your Dirt

I’m not exactly certain as to how old my Chinese Elm bonsai is. I know it’s the oldest bonsai I have in my collection, but I am not the first owner so I can’t be sure its exact age. Lets just say it’s old and leave it at that. Old enough for me to have been afraid to repot it for the last few years. Today is the day where I must get over that fear and dive in head first.

It’s growth has been stunted the last year and a half, so I just know that the pot it getting root bound and the soil is spent. It’s time to sh*t or get off the pot, if you will. So, with that said, let’s dive in!

Here it is in its shabby state.

1b_Chinese Elm Chinese Elm Bonsai

Try to ignore the wild growth on the left side, I’m trying to…

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3 thoughts on “How to Repot a Bonsai: The Chinese Elm

      1. I miss the fall colors of the East coast. San Diego doesn’t get much of a show. But, no snow, so not too shabby. We’re blazing right through spring and getting ready for another hot and dry summer.

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