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Westland Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix is a peat free blend containing just the right level of nutrients your cacti and succulents need to thrive. It is enriched with sand, creating a high free draining gritty mix for dry, healthy roots. The added zinc complex promotes more root growth into your new potting mix, faster re-potting establishment, and also boosts plant resilience. The Seramis® granules absorb all the water and nutrients and then release them when the plant needs them. This ensures the plants are kept hydrated and nourished.

Westland Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix is not just soil – it’s a blend designed to cater specifically to the needs of your arid-loving plants. Give your cacti and succulents the environment they deserve, and watch them thrive with Westland Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix. Because a healthy, happy plant is a beautiful plant!

  • Added Seramis® granules for water management
  • Enriched with sand for airflow and drainage
  • Perfect balance of aeration and drainage
  • Reduces plant stress and boosts resilience
  • Peat Free
  • Perfect for all cacti and succulents including Aloe Vera, Zebra Plants, Pin Cushion Cactus, Whale’s Tongue, Agave, Jade Plant and also Sempervivum
  • Use with our Cacti & Succulent Feed for even better results

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Sizes available

  • 4L
  • Product Details
  • How to Use
  • Tips & Advice

Why Use

  • Added Seramis granules for water management
  • Enriched with sand for airflow and drainage
  • Perfect balance of aeration and drainage
  • Reduces plant stress and boosts resilience
  • Peat Free

cacti and succulent seramis

How to pot and re-pot?

Repot any time of the year; spring is an ideal time during the growing season.

1. Seedlings – Fill the pot or seed tray with potting mix and level off. Prick off seedlings into holes. Gently firm the potting mix, add a little more if necessary and water in.

2. Cuttings – Rooted cuttings should be potted on into individual pots or containers, taking care with fragile roots. For larger cuttings half fill a pot, place the plant in position and fill around the roots with potting mix. Gently firm mix and water well.

3. Re-potting – Water the plant and allow to drain before removing carefully from the pot using folded paper to protect your hands against spikes.

4. Put a layer of potting mix in the new pot and sit the plant on it. Fill the rest of the pot with potting mix, firming lightly around the root ball. Don’t water for a few days to prevent rotting of damaged roots.

How do i keep my cacti looking great?

Don’t let them go hungry

  • Packed full of all the essential nutrients your cacti need to thrive, feeding with Westland Cacti & Succulent Feed is the secret to lush, healthy plants!
  • Feed every second watering in the active growing season (spring/summer) and every fourth watering in the winter

Are they thirsty?

Don’t let your cacti get stressed! Under or over watering your plants can often lead to pest and disease problems.

Top tip – use a Westland Houseplant Watering Indicator so you know exactly when to water, they change colour when your plant needs a drink.

Tips for Better Results

  • Keep cacti and succulents in light, airy conditions in temperatures above 5°C (40°F)
  • Place in south facing positions for maximum sunlight

General Advice

  • Don’t use me with ericaceous plants
  • Before use, rework potting mix between hands to reconstitute
  • Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust
  • Wearing gloves is a good idea, and don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards!
  • Store in a dry, frost free place away from weed killers and other garden chemicals
  • Reseal bag after use

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I use this for other plants?

A. Yes this can be used to grow other plants, but as it is designed for cacti and succulents it is free draining and may not be suitable for all other plants.

Q. Will this be attractive for my pets?

A. This will not be attractive to most pets as it does not contain any organic fertiliser elements

For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email [email protected]

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