Bonsai soils can be used for growing succulent plants such as cacti, Aloe Vera, etc. The soil has desirable features for growing succulent plants, such as good draining ability and ability to retain water used by plants during underwatering and free circulation of air in the plant roots.
In this regard, how do you use bonsai Jack succulent soil?
Secondly, what is a good succulent mix?
Measuring Succulent Soil
The best mixing ratio of the three ingredients is two parts sand, two parts gardening soil, and one-part perlite or pumice. Translating this to cups makes it 3 cups of sand, 3 cups of soil, and 1.5 cups of perlite or pumice. The purpose of pumice or perlite is to aid in aeration and drainage.
Is potting soil okay for bonsai?
If you are serious about bonsai, then potting soil is not suitable. You need a substrate that drains well, and does not stay wet too long, as well as allows a lot of gas-exchange.
The most common components for Bonsai soil mixtures are Akadama, Pumice, Lava rock, organic potting compost, and fine gravel also known as grit. From left to right; organic potting compost, Akadama, Pumice, and lava rock. … When used in a Bonsai soil mix it helps to retain water and allows the roots to ramify very well.
Bonsai Jack is far-and-away the most popular gritty mix for succulents because it is affordable and effective. I would highly recommend it for your drier succulents and cacti. It’s honestly been a game-changer.
The cuttings are about 2 weeks old and are so far doing fantastic in the Bonsai Jack soil. I water them about every 3 days depending on if the soil is dry (also right now with the hotter dry weather) but plan to cut back to 5-7 days as they grow and the weather cools.
The basic mix is 1:1:1, pine bark fines:Turface:crushed granite. This is what I grow all my woody plants in that go 2-3 years between repots and I usually keep it that simple (1:1:1).