Very Well Draining Soil Mixture for Succulents and Cactus Plants
Organic Succulent and Cactus Soil Mix by Perfect Plants – potting soil for succulents
Comes in a 4 Quart or 8 Quart resealable bag – professionally pre-mixed for your succulent and cactus plants to provide healthy succulent growth.
The cactus dirt is mixed for drainage and aeration to provide the perfect balance of air and moisture while retaining nutrients. This succulent potting mix helps prevent soil compaction and improves the fast draining nature. The succulent mix does not hold moisture water and will enhance beautiful, colorful leaves on your plants.
This succulent soil mix is specially formulate to enhance the dry conditions that succulent plants love while providing room for roots to grow without compacting the soil medium and providing plenty of organic matter. We have perfected this well draining soil.
Perfect for adding to regular potting soil or organic potting soil mixture from the garden center.
TIPS FOR GROWING SUCCULENTS:
- Succulents prefer full sun.
- When planting succulents in pots, make sure your container has a drainage hole. Potted succulents need a regular watering schedule too. Pots without a drainage hole are susceptible to root rot.
- Don’t compact soil too hard when first planting succulents and cacti. This will prevent air from getting through the soil and will make it harder during waterings to drain.
- Succulent gardens are a fun way to get creative with your plants. This is the best soil for succulents to get you going with your DIY projects. You can even add it to garden soil!
- Growing succulents outdoors is very different than growing succulents indoors. They require much more water due to the weather. Indoor succulents only need to be watered once or twice a month; alternatively outdoor plants need watering once or twice every two weeks. Get to know your plant. Water when the soil is completely dry, water when needed.
- Too much water can be absorbed by their fleshy leaves and can harm your plants depending on the type of succulent.
Be sure to check out our Succulent Grow Guide for more information on planting and growing succulents.
Also check out the Succulent Fertilizer!
Once your Succulent & Cactus Soil order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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