A Potting Mix Recipe for Cacti

cactus A Potting Mix Recipe for Cacti

Cacti can be low maintenance dish garden staples, but planting them in a topsoil or potting soil bed will kill the plants in a relatively short time.  Making your own Cactus potting mix is easy with the right material.

What You Need:

  • Sand
  • Potting Soil
  • Perlite
  • Decorative Ground Sand or Pebbles

The Foolproof Recipe:

  • One part perlite
  • One part sand
  • Two parts potting soil
  1. Combine the ingredients either in a gardening pail, or in the container you will be using. The size of the container you are filling will determine the amounts of raw ingredient you need to purchase.

After the plants have been added to the container, sprinkle decorative ground rock and sand across the top to create the look or a desert, and make your plantings visually pop.

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