Succulent & Cactus Soil Mix - Pre-Mixed Fast Draining Blend
SuperFly Bonsai's Succulent & Cactus Soil Mix
This mix is perfect for succulents and cacti of most types. When watered this soil stays wet for just the right amount of time before drying. The components promote air to the root system which makes roots happy. Happy roots = Happy Plants.
Is It Dirt?
No. Most Succulents and Cactus do not like "dirt" and will in most cases die if left in dirt over long periods of time. This is substrate.
What Is In It?
The primary components are Akadama, Pumice, Pine Bark and Haydite. These components have been found over time to provide the best drainage, water retention, nutrient retention and air circulation possible to promote healthy succulents and cacti.
- 1/4 Japanese Hard Akadama - is a clay like component that is excellent at retaining water and it breaks down allowing roots to grown in it's place.
- 1/4 USA Pumice - is a volcanic byproduct that is excellent at retaining water and nutrients.
- 1/4 New Zealand Radiata Pine Bark - this bark has proven to last many years in a pot without breaking down. Pine bark helps hold water and fertilizer that keep succulents and cacti happy.
- Haydite - (expanded shale) has the ability to absorb excess water then release it slowly back to the roots.
1.25 Qt = @ 6 Cups
- Pre Mixed & Ready To Use - Sifted Prior To Bagging - 1/4 Hard Japanese Akadama - 1/4 USA Pumice - 1/4 New Zealand Pine Bark and 1/4 Haydite
- Promotes Excellent Drainage & Water Retention - Specifically formulated for Succulent & Cactus
- Non-Organic Mix - This mix is made up of primarily non-organic components (no dirt). This is really substrate. This has been found to provide optimal drainage, water retention, nutrient uptake and air to the roots (which they love).
- Easy Zip Resealable Bag - Simply tear off the top then reseal the easy to close resealable bag over and over until you are ready to re-order soil.
- 100% Money Back Guarantee - If you are not 100% happy with this product, we will refund you in full.
The main ingredient of most soils sold for cactus is peat moss, which does not make sense to me. I have been adding sand and perlite, but was looking for an alternative. Today I repotted several succulents using the Superfly Bonsai succulent soil mix. Water drains from this substrate very readily, which I believe is what I (and my succulents) want. The substrate itself is extremely attractive around the bases of the plants; looks very desert-like and natural. The proof of the pudding is in the eating though; I will post an updated review when the plants have been given some to grow in this "soil".
This is an excellent quick draining mix for succulents. All small particles. My outdoor succulents don't need to fear the rain anymore!
Vigerous root growth, highly draining media.
Pleasure to deal with such an organized and pleasant company. Good product though a bit expensive
I am new to succulents and got this on a wim. It was very expensive for smaller bags of coarse rocks. I added some soil to the mix to make it go further. Most care sites say to add some soil to rock mixtures it seems to be going great. I won’t be reordering due to the high price but it was good to start out with. I was able to go to Home Depot and get close to the mix by doing it my self. I came out with twice as much and it cost a quarter of what I originally spent. Thank you.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
I’m new to caring for succulents and recently bought some small ones from a greenhouse. They came in individual plastic containers filled in soil. When transferring them to a larger, more permanent pot with your soil, should I try to remove the plant from the soil it came in or should I use your soil to fill in the pot around the soil the plant is already rooted in. I’m worried about hurting the root system. Thanks!
We usually remove the soil. It is always dependent on the type of succulent, it's age and it's health at the time of repotting. In general all of the roots can be cut off of a succulent and it will regrow them so damaging some roots while repotting should not be an issue.
Would this work well for Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi? Its my first succulent and I'm growing them from cuttings.
This would work perfect as they like a substrate based soil that drains well.
is this soil good for a echeveria lilacina?
This would be great for any echeveria. Be sure to adjust your watering schedule accordingly as different soils dry at different rates.
Is this mix good for my Dragon tree plant?
This will work for nearly any plant, it is just a question of how often you want to water. This will stay wet for a few days at most while potting soil can stay wet for a week or more. All plants love substrate based soil as long as you can properly water according to the plants needs.
How can I tell when the succulent & cactus soil mix is dry and my plant needs watered?
The best way is to push your finger or a wood chopstick down 1/2" to 1" into the soil. If it is still damp,, don't water. You will get accoustom to the look of the soil when it needs watered, but until then it is best to check.
Is this succulent and cactus mix good for a money tree?
It would work great for a money tree!
Is this succulent and cactus soil mix be good for planting Lithops?
The cactus and succulent mix is one of the bast cactus and succulent soils available for lithops as it is substrate based and drains well. That being said, be sure they are planted in a deeper pot. A shallow pot will stay wet too long. Our sister company, Deserted Oasis has a lithop mix that is specifically formulated for lithops. It has a higher pumice content which helps keep it a little more dry.
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