Advice on accent plants using slabs

Kisetsu-en Shohin & Bonsai Forum Shitakusa and Kusamono Advice on accent plants using slabs

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    Elaine Okine

    Any tips on how to maintain an accent plant on a slab?


    Hi Elaine

    Yes 🙂

    I will do a piece about that in spring, but a quick description comes here.

    If you have a flat rock or something similar, you can use the same method as when arranging a forest, or a single tree. Using Keto, that is a black sticky clay soil to build a barrier around, so the soil doesn’t wash off.

    Be sure to mount screws or drilling holes at the bottom, so you can fix the plant in there with wire.

    A second method is to build a base like when arranging a Kokodama. Kokodama is a decorative simple arrangement where a plant is planted in a moss-ball arrangement. Also here the Keto bæsticky clay soil is used, and afterwards covered by mosses, attached with a thin cord or sewing thread.

    Set this Kokodama arrangement at top of the piece you have selected.

    A video with the processes and how-to will be published in spring.

    Link to a dealer with Keto.

    If you google bonsai keto soil it will come up.

    Best regards



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