A well draining soil mix will prevent root rot that can quickly be caused by heavy soil blends. A gritty succulent soil mix really does make growing succulents a snap. … Another awesome thing I love about using gritty soil is that fungus gnats won’t breed in there!
Keeping this in consideration, how do you use Jack’s gritty mix?
Just so, is Bonsai Jack soil good for succulents?
IDEAL FOR ACID-LOVING PLANTS: Bonsai Jack’s ultra-lightweight and airy succulent growing soil is optimized for pH of 5.5, water absorption, evaporation, bulk density, and particle size. It is perfect for succulent, cactus and bonsai. … MADE IN THE USA: Ready to use Gritty Mix for most cacti and succulents.
How do I make succulent gritty mix?
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own gritty cactus mix:
- Aquarium gravel, or any other material that doesn’t hold water. Try pumice or grit.
- Lava rocks, or another porous material. Try turface or perlite.
- Bark fines, or another material that retains moisture.
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. Definitely recommend this soil for your cacti and succulents.
A light feeding of manure tea, diluted fish emulsion, or a balanced fertilizer (15-15-15) help succulents grow lush and lovely. Be sure to dilute concentrated liquid fertilizers. Not doing so risks damaging roots. For container-grown succulents, use one Moo Poo tea bag per three gallons of water, steeped overnight.
Succulents grow best in a porous sandy potting soil, so amending your potting soil with sand is super important. You could use any type of sand, but to ensure fast drainage for succulents, I recommend buying a coarse sand rather than the really fine stuff.
Your succulent soil mixture should consist of about half potting soil. The remaining half should be about two thirds sand (coarse), poultry grit or turface and one third part perlite or pumice. Learn the Differences in Perlite and Vermiculite. It’s a good idea to mix up a large amount in advance to plant succulents.