I re potted my JJ a few months ago into inorganic bonsai soil from the potting soil it was in. The tree is recovering fine and showing new growth. However, I noticed that the tree is not fully secured into the pot and it does have the potential to “wobble”. Do i re-pot again and make certain the tree is fully secured or wait another year or two? Just concerned roots wont form if the tree is loose.
Been There, Done That
My suggestion would be to tie the tree to the pot in its current position for this season with raffia or sisal twine. Without re-disturbing the repot. This will secure it for up to a year before the twine or raffia breaks down. make sure the trunk is not tourniquet tight though.
Trying to repot so soon will break a lot of rootlets and fine tips.
Another option - in addition to tying the trunk to the pot, you can try snaking wire up through the drainage holes and securing the rootball or use longer wires to secure a branch higher up.
Another fear I have is that the root mass may not have enough bonsai soil under it. The consolation I have is that it has been producing new growth.
If you’re worried about the roots, make sure to water appropriately. Checking the soil before you water is a good way to do this. If the soil is wet 1/4"-1/2" below the surface, the tree doesn’t need water.
I tend to over water (my bad). i use a moisture meter and measure to the center of the pot.
When is the proper time of year to create Jin and Shari ?
Jin and shari can be created anytime, though it’s easiest to remove the bark when the tree is growing quickly.