Cactus & Succulent Potting Mix


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Cacti & Succulents need a gritty, well-structured compost to unlock their true potential. That's why our potting mix replicates the rocky soil conditions found in desert climates across the world, comprising the perfect blend of Coconut Husk, Perlite, Biochar, Sand and Grit to promote a stronger, healthier root system. Our prices include FREE UK Delivery and a detailed step-by-step guide to successful repotting! (Via email)


£4.79 

Compost in Litres: *


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Information

Our Cactus & Succulent Compost is handcrafted here in the UK and 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 or flies. 


Quick Facts

  • Free Delivery (Within 3 - 5 working days)
  • Peat-free & eco-friendly packaging
  • Suitable for Cacti & Succulents, as well as Yucca, Stephania Erecta & ZZ Plants. Great for 'Pup' propagation on Succulents, 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 50% 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!)


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. You can always purchase a custom-made potting mix, whereby you simply type in the name of the plant and we'll formulate the potting mix. Click here to find our more!




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...
1.2L13cm pots, or smaller 
4L15cm - 18cm pots
10L20cm - 30.5cm pots
15LMultiple repottings & leftovers for future/unplanned repottings


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! 😊
This product comprises individually-sourced components to create our quality potting mix. Its basal component, the peat-free soil, is sourced from two well-established companies both in southern England and Northern Ireland that comply with strict garden waste management and production regulations in the U.K.. We then combine the two soil components on-site before adding the perlite, bark, sand and biochar to improve the overall soil structure and replicate the ecological habitats of temperate and tropical climates.

All our products include recyclable packaging/materials, with deliveries made to the local Post Office or parcel depot via fully-electric transport. Our commitment is to provide good quality potting mixes to customers without causing harm to the local and wider environment.

  • 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 £14.99 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!
  • 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!
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.
Due to the weight difference when containing water, most soil are measured by the volume. Most companies (like ourselves) will go down the route of Litres, with only a few using other methods like the size of their bags/sacks. We use Litres to help the customer visually imagine the amount that they'll receive!
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 five 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..

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 coconut coir, 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.
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!

Send us an email via this link to ask any further queries you may have about our composts! 😊