- The best cactus soil mix should be well-draining and contain about 2/3 of inorganic matter.
- For DIY cactus soil mix 1/3 peat moss, bark chips or compost (organic matter) with 2/3 of perlite, pumice, gravel or other inorganic matter.
- Regular potting mix is one of the ingredients in the DIY cactus potting soil.
Considering this, can you use potting mix for cactus?
Avoid using regular garden soil on your cactus or any other succulent. … Feel free to mix your potting soil with some organic material to prevent the soil from drying out quickly. Cacti roots also love an airy soil. So, you need to make sure your potting mix is well-prepared to provide the roots with sufficient aeration.
Also question is, are coffee grounds good for cacti?
Cactus dislike coffee grounds because it will alter the soil properties and make it more water-absorbent. And coffee grounds contain caffeine which will hinder the cactus growth.
Does cactus need sunlight?
Cacti and succulents thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place cacti and succulents in a bright place. A south facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow colour.
Unglazed ceramic pots are porous and most suitable for cactus since they are permeable to water and air. This allows for the healthy growth of the plant. Glazed ceramic pots are not porous. This makes them very poor in drainage and therefore, the only ideal for the cactus that doesn’t mind a lot of moisture.
Although regular potting mix usually drains well, the organic materials in the soil soak up and retain moisture. Cactus soil does not retain moisture because it is primarily made up of inorganic materials, which also helps to prevent root rot.