Soil, Pumice, Perlite



Material

Comes quart size bags in the following sizes:

  • Pumice - 1 LB
  • Soil - 1/2 LB
  • Perlite - 1/3 LB

Pumice: Top quality drainage material for all cacti and succulents. Pumice is hands down the most ideal drainage material for both seedlings and larger plants. Heavier than perlite, it stays mixed within the soil better, perlite can gradually move to the surface and wash out of containers.  It provides great drainage, ideal air pockets for roots to properly breathe between waterings, and makes larger potted plants much easier to move by lightening the weight of the container. Proportions of pumice to compost vary according to your local climate. Plants in Western localities like California and Arizona are dry and usually prefer a 50/50 mix of pumice and top quality compost. Areas with high humidity like South Florida prefer up to 80% pumice will 20% compost. Feel free to inquire about your own conditions and we'll do our best to assist you with the appropriate soil mix percentages.

Perlite: Perlite is a great drainage material for potted plants and especially for those who have a need for large numbers of small plants to be potted with low cost in mind. It's much lighter than pummice, a drawback is it can get washed out of containers overtime as it floats to the surface.  It's recommended for use with any cactus or succulent. An ideal way to lighten containers and increase air circulation for plants which helps quickly establish large healthy root systems. Our pumice is not loaded down with synthetic chemical fertilizers like many big box store brands. 

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