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 A To Z Entry For Bonsai Lava (Growing Medium)


 Lava - (Growing Medium)

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lapillo-volcanic-bonsai-soil.jpg image LAVA -

Lava is solidified molten igneous rock from volcanic eruptions. It is granular in form - either red or black -  with high water absorbency characteristics.  It lasts indefinitely and can be reused.

Also called Lapillo in its natural form.

Manufactured industrially and referred to as "leca" or "leca pearls" and in Holland as "agrex".

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