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Please note this product has been retired from the range. However, you may still be able to purchase this item online or in store. Should you have any queries or issues with the product please do get in touch.

Please see our new and improved Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix

Westland Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix is a peat free blend containing just the right level of nutrients. It contains added grit and sand for excellent drainage and root development. This free-draining potting mix also encourages optimum root development vital to the successful cultivation of cacti’s and succulents.
  • Contains unique Seramis granules for optimum water as well as nutrient availability
  • Added grit and sand for optimum drainage and good root development
  • Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix contains essential nutrients and trace elements to promote healthy plant growth
  • 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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cacti potting mix peat free

Sizes available

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

Why Use

cacti potting mix peat free why use

When to Use

  • April to Sept

How to Use

how to use cacti potting mix

Don’t forget to pot top! Adding Hydroleca as a pot topper will provide a decorative appearance, help to minimise over watering and discourage attraction of pests.


  • Westland Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix will supply your plant with all the nutrients they need for strong, healthy growth during the first 4–6 weeks
  • After that, feed them at two-three week intervals during the growing season with Westland Cacti and Succulent Feed


  • Under or over watering houseplants are one of the main causes of the plants failing
  • Do not allow the plant to sit in water or sodden compost as this will stunt root growth and prevent air movement around the roots
  • It can also make the plant more susceptible to pests and diseases
  • Overwatering can cause leaf yellowing and loss, and a shortened flowering period.
  • Equally do not allow the compost to dry out completely as this can also cause damage to the plant
  • Regularly checking the compost to see if it is still moist in the summer months (less frequently in the cooler months) is the best way to ensure proper watering
  • Knowing when to water your houseplants can be difficult. Westland Watering Indicator sticks are a useful way of knowing when the compost in your plant pot has dried out. The easy to use sticks change colour from blue to red when the plant needs re-watering

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

  • Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust
  • Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands after use
  • Not suitable for ericaceous (lime hating) plants
  • 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 customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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