Over Rock Design

early summer in Brasil and my kaede over rock design from scratch is thriving. only 1 aplication of kioryoko in late spring (when repoted) and a lot of directional prunning. today i used a guidewire to reposition the leader of the trunk design and removed the gems between the top and the point where i desire the new curve.

here in Brasil we dont have akadama lava or pummice, so im using a peter adams modified soil recipie from his book

late winter

early summer


Nice. and as for substrate, see if you can find diatomaceous earth. In any case, whatever mixture you get as long as it is free draining, water retentive and has a high CEC you’re ok. Maybe you don’t get the scaling properties attributed to Akadama but beyond that your trees will happily grow.

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