The popular akadama, used in Bonsai cultivation, can be used in mixtures for the cultivation of certain species of rare and especially delicate cacti.
The mineral particles of akadama, which can be presented in different granulometries, have the exclusive property of being able to be fragmented by the roots of the plants , which gives the roots, which grow in this culture medium, to generate a wide network. with small rootlets that favor slow and compact growth as expected of bonsais.
And in summary for the akadama we have:
- pH buffering. Prevents the accumulation of salts.
- The roots penetrate the particles and end up breaking them up. Improved structure.
- Not reusable. It degrades over time.