Akadama Ibaraki

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Akadama is a type of Japanese volcanic soil used in horticulture, mainly for bonsai and other sensitive plants. It is extracted from specific quarries in Japan and is widely appreciated for its unique characteristics. 

Akadama has a granular texture and structure that promote efficient drainage and good soil aeration. It is renowned for its beneficial properties for delicate plant roots, making it a popular choice among gardeners and bonsai enthusiasts. Its distinctive features include:

  1. Optimum drainage: Akadama allows excess water to drain away easily, preventing moisture build-up around the roots, which could lead to rotting.

  2. Balanced water retention: While Akadama promotes drainage, it also has the capacity to retain an adequate amount of water, guaranteeing stable humidity for plants.

  3. Aeration: Akadama's granular particles leave enough space for air to circulate freely in the soil, creating an environment conducive to healthy roots.

  4. Structural stability: Akadama retains its granular structure over a reasonable period, providing stable support for plants.

  5. Root adaptability: plant roots tend to penetrate Akadama particles naturally, promoting better fixation and healthy growth. Perfect for sensitive roots such as bonsai. 

  6. Bonsai cultivation: It is particularly appreciated in bonsai cultivation because of its ability to create a growing environment conducive to small pots and delicate roots.

Akadama's color darkens when damp, which can help you determine when to water. It is directly mined in Japan and not fired, which makes it slightly softer. PH neutral to slightly acid between 6.5 and 6.8