General Purpose Mix : Desert Dirt - Potting Mix For Cacti and Succulents
General Purpose Mix : Desert Dirt - Potting Mix For Cacti and Succulents
General Purpose Mix : Desert Dirt - Potting Mix For Cacti and Succulents
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General Purpose Mix : Desert Dirt - Potting Mix For Cacti and Succulents

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The General Purpose Mix for cacti and succulents is a blend of topsoil, aggregates, and horticultural grit designed to provide a 'loose, well-draining' substrate for desert plants.

0.5 - 2 litre orders will be sent in a resealable kraft paper package.

6 litre orders will be sent in a kraft paper package without option to reseal.

All will be boxed up with recyclable tape and recyclable paper void fill added. Sometimes we use packing peanuts--these are made out of potato starch and are compostable.

MEASUREMENTS:

Please note that we sell by volume and not weight. Weight can be misleading as volume depends then on the density of the product. The components of our Blends are selected to be porous and quickly draining, so a litre of mix will weigh less than a kilogram.

Otherwise, 1 litre of mixture will be enough to fill a 10 cm pot. If you are unsure of how much you need, feel free to contact us and we're happy to help with the maths.

USAGE RECOMMENDATIONS:

For best results, use in a planter with drainage hole and stir gently before planting as contents will separate naturally in transit.

If your plant is still in the soil in which you've purchased it (from the garden centre or nursery, etc.) it would be beneficial to remove all soil before planting, as soil is likely to be peat based and will rot your plant regardless of what you place around it. You can also take this opportunity to inspect for root borne pests which are extremely common and easily brought into your collection unknowingly.

Allow plant to remain dry after planting for at least 24 hours to allow roots to heal from repotting. However, please also respect your plant's normal dormancy cycles and watering schedules.

There is very little organic material in the mix to simulate the 'poor' soils your plant would naturally grow in. This allows for natural looking, slow and compact growth prized by collectors. However, please feel free to use fertilisers during your plant's growing season to preference.

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DISPATCH TIMES:

Desert Dirt™ is a hand mixed product with larger quantities made to order. We always dispatch as quickly as possible, but please be aware that we are experiencing unprecedented levels of demand.

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Don't see what you're looking for? Not sure what you're looking for? Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about which mix is best for your plant(s). We will be happy to help.