Pure Super Hard ( Fired ) Akadama Bonsai Soil - Small Size 5 to 6+ mm 18 lbs

Please note that this is a natural product from the Earth. There may be some dust and finer soil particles that form during the shipping process when the third party carrier delivers your order.
Fixed Shipping Cost:
Current Stock:
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit
Maximum Purchase:
5 units

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Out of Stock

(!) PLEASE NOTE: (!)

Due to the ongoing global logistics crisis, (as of 1/19/2022) House of Bonsai is now limiting the purchase of ALL imported bonsai soils to a maximum of 5 bags total per person

We are doing this to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to purchase imported bonsai soils from our limited inventory. Restocking is very slow and may cause certain sizes to not be available for long periods of time.

Any orders containing more than 5 will be subject to a full refund upon review during the fulfillment process. You may purchase either 5 of the same type & size of imported bonsai soil or mix and match whatever your needs are.

We apologize for the major inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain time.



Grain Size: about 5 to 6 mm


This Super Hard Fired Akadama is a tougher version of the mineral rich granular "clay ball" soil that bonsai lovers from all over the world have come to depend on. The high temperature baking process has given the soil its harder texture that doesn't break down as easily when potted. It's highly prized for its plant nutrition and good water retention & drainage in bonsai. It's more expensive than other soils. But this medium truly does do amazing things; especially for large specimen bonsai trees.

We recommend that you use this in a humid area; preferably with long rainy seasons. When dry, it has a light reddish tan to dark peachy brown color that turns dark burgundy brown when wet. Please use a rocky soil (such as lava rock or decomposed granite) in combination with this for optimal usage to add drainage and to prevent rot rotting from water-logging.

The soil will be repackaged from its original manufacturer's bag to fit into USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Box. It will weigh approximately 18 lbs.


Price: Product $40.00 + USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Box $15.45 = $55.45 Total



Special Notes about Bonsai Soil Packaging for Shipping:

  • All bonsai soils (including imported ones) will be repackaged to better fit into the shipping box. They will be bagged on the inside of the box to keep it clean upon arrival.
  • We do not wish to ship imported bonsai soils in their original bag because it is VERY EXPENSIVE to ship them in their original manufacturer’s bag as seen in the product picture. It is more cost-effective for us to pack and ship them into USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes!
  • For all imported bonsai soils (such as Akadama, Kiryuzuna, Hyuga, Kanuma, etc) we cut open one of the manufacturer’s bags and fill the shipping box. All bonsai soils are new and unused!

If you wish, we can fold up and pack the original manufacturer’s bag into the shipping box with your bonsai soil so you can see it for yourself it is the same bag as seen in the product picture. Please leave a note/comment on your order that you want the manufacturer’s bag to be included!

**** Due to this bonsai soil’s large size and heavy weight, it is not eligible for any combined shipping discounts. This includes purchasing multiples of this exact bonsai soil and purchasing it with other products in your order. ****

House of Bonsai sources good soil and soil aggregates from The United States of America and imports from various Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, etc. We verify that they are pre-screened and pre-sifted by the manufacturers before we bring them into our bonsai nursery. Please note that most pre-bagged soils will be cut open from their original manufacturer's bag packaging to be re-fitted into a cardboard box for shipping purposes. They are all considered "natural products" as they originate from being dug up and/or mined from the Earth. During the transit process, there may be some dust and finer soil particles that form as the box is being moved from distribution centers, trailers and delivery trucks. We make sure that all soil and soil aggregates that are shipped out to our customers are "clean and unused", so you will get the pure product specified in its product descriptions.