Succulent Fertilizer for Cactus and Succulent Plants

Succulent Fertilizer for Cactus and Succulent Plants

  • Light 13-11-11 rate perfect for succulents

  • Easy application

  • Better moisture retention

  • Increases ability to propagate

Regular price $8.95

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
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  • Family owned farm since 1980

Highly Nutritious Slow Release Fertilizer Lasts for One Full Year

Cactus and Succulent Fertilizer by Perfect Plants – All-purpose plant food for succulent and cactus plants.

A special light rate formula with slow release fertilizer pellets that lasts for 6 full months that instantly feeds. Made for all succulent and cactus type plants. Will keep your plants growing healthy.

This pellet based, balanced fertilizer is very different than liquid fertilizer that’s diluted. We believe it is the best fertilizer for succulents because it leaves less room for error. It is water soluble fertilizer and will dissolve over time.

Be sure to apply the recommended amount: 1/4 tsp. pellets per 2-inch diameter pot size.

Comes in a 5 oz resealable bag and has a low rate of 13-11-11. Meaning the NPK rate has higher nitrogen than phosphorous and potassium.


Easily apply fertilizer pellets on top of potting soil as a top dressing, distribute evenly, and water during first time use. You can also add to potting mixes.

One time application that increases petal size, aids in succulent growth over a long time and increases color saturation. Fertilize your plants.

Tips on growing your succulents:

  • Growing indoor succulents is trickier but can be mastered. They require full sun and less cactus fertilizer than outdoor succulent plants.
  • Plant growth will occur within a month and during the active growing season. Succulent plants and cacti experience the strongest growth during the spring and summer months. You don’t need to feed succulents during the colder winter months.
  • Watering the plants during winter months drastically decreases too. Water your succulents more heavily in spring and summer.
  • This is not an organic fertilizer but it is safer and better than chemical fertilizers from garden centers.
  • Some cacti and succulent plants don’t need fertilizer. Do your research on your succulent varieties. Do not apply to air plants.
  • Can be used on Christmas cactuses.

Be sure to check out our Succulent Grow Guide for more information on planting and growing succulent plants.

Don’t forget the Cactus and Succulent Potting Soil to pair with this

Shipping information

Once your Succulent Fertilizer for Cactus and Succulent Plants 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.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

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

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.

Shipping Fees

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.

Planting Instructions:

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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