- 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.
Also know, what can I use instead of cactus soil?
If unavailable, you can substitute with chicken grit, NAPA oil dry number 8822, aquatic plant soil, non-soluble cat litter, vermiculite or perlite. This element is important because it allows water to pass through your potting mix quickly while providing good aeration. Finally, put in some coconut coir.
Accordingly, can I use beach sand for cactus?
Sand. For a well-draining soil, it’s important to use a coarse grit like builder’s sand. Additionally, do not use beach sand as it can desiccate succulents with salt.