Serres Lavoie

Akadama Ibaraki

11.99 $

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


Territories and periods served:

We deliver all year and anywhere in Canada. 


We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and place particular importance on the delivery methods used and the speed of service. That's why we only work with reputable transport companies that offer affordable rates and allow you to track your package in real time to its final destination. When the order leaves our greenhouses, the carrier takes over your order. We are not responsible for the risks involved in transport. Please contact the transport company directly. 

You must be present when your package is delivered, as we require a signature upon delivery. It is your responsibility to send us an email prior to delivery to advise us of your absence. If you prefer delivery without a signature, please let us know when you place your order. However, you are solely responsible for any theft or damage due to bad weather.

Delivery price:

    The prices are established according to the exact weight of the package, and not according to a pre-established charter. You can therefore be sure to pay the exact price of your order. We do business with several delivery companies, which allows us to offer you the best price and the fastest and most efficient carrier.

    Preparation of orders:

    An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you following the confirmation of your purchase. We ship everywhere in Canada only from Monday to Wednesday in order to avoid that our parcels stay at the post office on weekends. Local delivery is available from Monday to Saturday for the greater metropolitan area. You will receive your tracking number as soon as your order is processed and shipped, along with the expected delivery date. This number will allow you to know the status of your order in real time until its final destination. Please check your spam box if you do not receive a confirmation email. We do not give any delivery time due to the large quantity of orders to prepare.

    Orders cancellation:

    Do you want to cancel an order you have placed? We can only issue a refund if the order has not yet been prepared and/or shipped.

    Combine your order with an existing one

    We offer you the possibility to combine your purchases made on our online shop only if your order is not in preparation. Only orders to be shipped to the same address and name can be combined. 

    Winter Expedition

    During the winter months, insulation packaging + heating package are included in the transport costs. In case of extreme cold, we reserve the right to suspend deliveries until suitable temperatures return.

    Pickup in store:

    In order to provide you with quality plants, we ask that you pick up your confirmed orders, ready for shop pick-up, within 4 days of your confirmation email. 


    All our plants are final sales. 

    However, if you have received an order that is damaged, incorrect or has a phytosanitary problem, please contact us within 48 hours of receipt at Please Include a photo of the product, its packaging and your order number. We will evaluate the situation and let you know afterwards if we proceed with the replacement of the product or a credit note.

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