Cactus & Succulent Potting Mix


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Our 'Cactus & Succulent' compost is perfect for all plants that like to be kept on the drier side to life. Comes with free delivery to anywhere in the U.K.!


£4.29 

Compost in Litres: *
Include 3 Sticky Fly Catchers? (See Last Image): *


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Information

Our handcrafted compost comes in a resealable bag, meaning that you can always use it later if you have too much. It'll also stay fresh for at least twelve months once opened, so never worry about it going off shortly after purchase. We formulate the soil ourselves and keep it in quarantine for 14 days to ensure there are no soil-borne pests like Fungus Gnats.


Quick Facts

  • Free Delivery (Within 3 Days, U.K. postage only)
  • Peat-free & eco-friendly packaging
  • Suitable for Cacti & Succulents, as well as Yucca, Stephania Erecta & ZZ Plants. Great for 'pup' propagation, too!
  • Comes in a resealable bag to keep the compost fresh for at least twelve months
  • Includes a Step-by-Step Guide on repotting AND a 40% off voucher for a 1-1 Plant-Advice Call! (Both via email).


This potting mix is suitable for...

  • Agaves - Tequila Plants
  • Aloe Vera
  • Amaryllis Bulbs
  • Burro's Tails
  • Cacti (All Species)
  • Desert Roses
  • Madagascan Palms
  • Papyrus
  • Ponytail Palms - Beaucarnia or Nolina
  • Sago Palms & Zamia
  • Sansevieria - (All Species, including: Mother-In-Law's Tongue / Snake Plant, Rocket Plants & African Spears)
  • Silver Squill
  • String of Pearls, Bananas & Dolphins
  • Stephania erecta
  • Succulents - Aloe, Crassula, Curio, Echeveria, Euphorbia, Gasteria, Haworthia, Portulacaria afra, Sedum, Sempervivum, Senecio, etc.
  • Yucca
  • ZZ Plants


This potting mix isn't suitable for... (Visit the link to purchase the suitable compost!)

  • Leafy Houseplants (Like Ferns, Monstera & Peace Lilies)
  • Carnivorous Plants
  • Cuttings (Devil's Ivy, Monstera, etc.) 
  • Orchids


Can't see your plant? Send us an email/message with the name of your plant and we'll point you in the right direction! 😊




Sizes

Don't know the size of your new pot yet? Simply measure the pot's top diameter to find the perfect amount of compost you'll need for repotting. Alternatively, you can purchase a 'Cactus & Succulent Repotting Kit' that'll include this compost, a pot & saucer, and a free bottle of fertiliser!

Size (Litres)Ideal for...
1.2L12cm pots, or smaller 
3L15cm - 20cm pots
7.5L25.4cm - 30.5cm pots, or multiple repottings
10LHouseplant enthusiasts who repot their plants often and like to keep leftovers for future usage 


Background Information

For the last five years, we have been formulating composts for our houseplants, balancing the critical ingredients for different groups (Bonsai, Bulbs, Cacti, Tropicals, etc.), with varying ratios of compost, perlite, grit & sand. We believe that a well-structured soil is critical for maximising both the root and foliar growth performance. We source the compost from well-respected companies in the U.K., which has tight restrictions over quality control & environmental regulations/promises.




Checklist for a Successful Repotting:

  • Ensure the new pot has drainage holes in its bottom. No matter how good a compost is, you're always running the risk of root rot if water begins to accumulate in the pot's base. Struggling with the suitable pot? Why not buy our 'Cactus & Succulent Repotting Kit' that includes the compost, a plastic pot of your chosen size and a complimentary bottle of Baby Bio. From £17.99 with free delivery.
  • Respect the roots. 'Transplant Shock' is a common issue among heavy-handed transplants, so always be delicate and try not to over-touch the roots or pull soil from them. You can always book a 1-1 Video Call with Joe Bagley if you're worried about transplantation. He'd be delighted to speak to you!1
  • Fill the new pot a fifth-deep with the new potting mix. Sit the plant on top of the mix and fill the gap between the pot and roots. Instead of patting down the compost for support, simply give the plant a thorough soak with water to consolidate its new soil. Wait until the drainage holes finish dripping water before placing it in your decorative pot. Job well done!


Need any help? Send us a message and we'll point you in the right direction. 😊

Here's our list:
  • Agaves - Tequila Plants
  • Aloe Vera
  • Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
  • Burro's Tails
  • Desert & Tropical Cacti
  • Ledebouria - Silver Squill
  • Pachypodium - Madagascan Palms
  • Papyrus
  • Ponytail Palms - Beaucarnia or Nolina
  • Sago Palms & Zamia
  • Sansevieria - Mother-In-Law's Tongue / Snake Plant, Rocket Plants & African Spears
  • Stephania erecta
  • String of Pearls, Bananas or Dolphins
  • Succulents - Aloe, Crassula, Curio, Echeveria, Euphorbia, Gasteria, Haworthia, Portulacaria afra, Sedum, Sempervivum, Senecio, etc.
  • Yucca
  • ZZ Plants

We're here to help if you're still unsure with what compost is best suited for your plant. Send us a message with the name of your plant and we'll point you in the right direction! 😊
Through experience and research, we have developed a fine-tuned sense of how well-structured compost should look and feel. Along with using quality ingredients, we source the compost from a widely-known company to the Horticultural Industry, based in Southern England. We have studied hundreds of species' basal structures to ensure the formulated compost is complimentary to the individual plant, whether it has a rhizomatous, tuberous, cormous or the traditional root system.

Cacti & Succulents love to have a well-structured compost that can drain easily. With this in mind, we've created the perfect blend of sand, grit and perlite to keep your green friends safe!
All of our composts come in a resealable bag, so never worry about having a little extra left over. Simply enclose the lid and situate it in a dry, dark area away from pets and children. The soil's freshness will last at least twelve months once opened, so it's great for emergency repotting and top-ups.
Unfortunately, our handcrafted composts are only available to those in the U.K., due to E.U. trading laws on plant-based materials. However, if you are in the U.K., expect free delivery and postage within three days of purchase! 
Yes! We're happy to say that all of our compost-products are peat-free and sustainably sourced to preserve the natural environment in the U.K..
Any good compost will only hold a certain volume of water before dripping the excess through the drainage holes. With this in mind, you're most likely going to cause root rot by watering the plant too often instead of the exact amount of water per drink.

Here's an example. It's far better to water the plant 7L in one go once a week, as supposed to 1L per day for the entire week. The roots won't be able to access the oxygen within the soil, which is critical for reducing the development of root rot. Like bubbles in an ocean, the air will rise when the potting mix is wet, so it's essential to allow the soil to dry slightly between drinks to regain the oxygen.

Our Repotting Kits are designed to maximise both the air circulation and soil structure around your plant's roots, meaning that it'll have the very best conditions for optimal growth. Remember not to water the soil too frequently, and your little friend will very much enjoy his new home!

We'll send you a confirmation email with the purchase's receipt, along with a Step-by-Step Guide on repotting your plant. You can then refer to the guide once your compost arrives! 😊
Send us an email via this link to ask any further queries you may have about our composts! 😊