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.
I ordered the large bag , it was perfect for repotting 5 Christmas cactus plants and I still had 1/3 of bag left . It is a wonderful blen and drains well so not to let my catus drown . I just love it and so do my plants. I highly recommend this blend. You will be just as happy as I am.
I bought the Succulent & Cactus Soil Mix for my nephew for Christmas and it's exactly what he wanted and needed!
I am so pleased to have stumbled upon this product. My cacti are HAPPY and HEALTHY. The soil is well draining any very easy to use. The bonus is that the Insta are gone.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
I have 2 tiny succulents. How much soil should I buy
The size of the plant does not matter, the size of the pot you want to fill is what matters. I would guess that a 1.25q bag would be sufficient.
When transplanting new succulents from the nursery plastic grow pots to larger permanent planters does this Succulent & Cactus Soil Mix require additional potting soil and/or any additional nutrient mix?
This requires no potting soil.
Nutrients must be added if needed for your plant. The soil will help you control water and fertilizer more efficiently than organic based soils.
It's noted that the bark is good for holding/retaining nutrients, but does it supply the nutrients, or should separate fertilizer be added to the soil? If so, is there any particular succulent fertilizer you recommend? thanks!
The pine bark provides little nutrients and seperate fertilizer should be used. We use https://www.superflybonsai.com/collections/superfly-bonsai-fertilizers/products/bonsai-fertilizer-granules in very small quantities. If you purchase our fertilizer, be sure you use much smaller amounts than stated for bonsai (@ 1/4) and be sure you purchase the 5-7-4 as the 12-4-5 would be too strong for many cacti and succulents. You just sprinke it on the soil and it will slow release over 30 - 45 days each time you water. Other than that, most cacti and succulent fertilizers are pretty good that I have tried in the past.
Is this soil good for repotting a Yucca? And String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)? I am great with most plants but seem to be doing something wrong with the latter. What I do wonder about with this mix is why pine bark would be good for succulents: In nature they grow in completely different biomes. Thank you!
This would be great for both. I suggest a deeper rather than shallow pot as shallow pots hold moisture longer than deep pots and most succulents don't enjoey wet roots.
The pine bark used in our mix is pretty unique as far as pine bark goes. It is said that it will last up to 10 years in a pot so it has little degredation over time which helps maintain drainage. The pine bark is added as the only organic componenent in the mix. The bark helps hold water and makes it available to the roots. The bark will stay wet while allowing the excess water to drain. The pine bark also has the ability to hold nutrients longer than most of the other substrates used in this mix.
Is this soil good for San Pedro cactus?
This would work well as it is very fast draining and dries pretty evenly. The roots would not be moist for long periods of time.
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?
Our succulent and cactus 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 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 accustomed to the look of the soil when it needs watered, but until then it is best to check. Happy gardening!
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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