How do you make cactus and succulent compost?

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Additionally, can I use normal compost for succulents?

We recommend using a standard general multipurpose compost mix or a John Innes number 2 (sandy soil mix) and adding 30% to 40% by volume of drainage media in the form of sand, grit or our favourite perlite. This will give you a free draining soil mix which is very important for the health of your succulents.

Then, can I use succulent soil for cactus? There’s no universal answer to succulent and cactus soil. Every plants’ needs are a little different and they come from different environments each with their own unique soil characteristics. That being said, you can pretty easily mix up a blend that will work great for 95% of succulents.

In this regard, what is the best compost for cactus?

Compost. The compost must be open and free draining, to help prevent waterlogging and recreate natural habitat. Cacti compost is readily available from garden centres. Alternatively, use John Innes No 2 with up to 30 percent extra grit or fine gravel by volume, to help with drainage.

Can I use normal compost for cactus?

Can I Use Regular Potting Soil For Cactus? Yes, you can use regular potting soil or African violet soil for your cactus plants.

Do cacti need special compost?

For the best results, grow cacti in specialist cacti compost or free-draining compost. … Plastic pots retain more moisture, so water plants less and ensure the compost doesn’t get too wet. Contrary to what you might think, cacti do need watering in spring and summer.

Can you plant succulents in regular potting soil?

Any type of all purpose potting soil for indoor plants will work as the base to make your own succulent soil. Use whatever you have on hand (as long as it’s fresh, sterile potting soil). … Succulents need a well draining potting soil, not one that holds moisture.

What kind of soil do succulents like?

Succulents need soil that drains, so regular potting soil—or dirt from your yard—won’t do. Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Succulent roots are very fragile so be gentle when repotting.

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