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Over Potting

 Over Potting - (Procedure)

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Planting a BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI tree in a BONSAI POT or container than is larger than required to maintain the tree.

Often done when a bonsai tree is less actively well cared for or is being given a "rest" for a year or so. Trees are soMEtimes also planted back into the ground to allow to grow on a bit outside of a pot.

However, the size of the pot used has a major influence that determines the speed at which the tree grows and too big a pot can have negative impacts on health and growth rate - see attached website.

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