Thanks again to all! In response to Mymabee, I live in a gated community for seniors therefore there are no children around here. Its not a good idea to re-pot plants right before a wedding but you can include a mini sample pack with each plant. @asclepiad_fan How did your mix with 25% sand work? Can anyone help me identify this unusual plant. Once replanted in a high quality mix they will have a chance to dry out because of the larger particle size of our soil. Secondly, it is not a little poop. p.s. They have substituted granite with calcinated clay, which is lighter by weight, and a 5.5 PH. As I said though, I have a lot of plants, so I have sizes ranging from a foot to less than an inch. It could be attributed at partially to do with my measurement method too. But I think you can gather the me having no friends thing from like....everything. Perfect for succulents, cactus, bonsai, and other acid loving plants. All Rights Reserved. Succulents do not need constant moisture. If I had enough, some plants would have min 50% of bark in their mix, or even more (not succulents). Akadama is a popular one, primarily used by bonsai practitioners, but it costs about a million dollars. This is also required to maintain six nursery stamps that allow us to ship to all 50 states. Before a while, I took a cactus out of its pot and planted it in the garden. I have repotted my succulents, and they seem to be thriving so far. Why Mountain Crest Gardens loves Bonsai Jack® soil: This premium soil is our go-to for indoor succulent growing. The Api plant medium is AMAZing. Definitely use plastic if you have 2 inch pots or you will have to water very often. Continue this thread I hardly ever fertilize - usually if they are sprayed at the time I fertigate vegetable garden - not too often, since I use mainly rain water in watering cans and have more control over what gets watered. It is best to use high quality succulent soil, like our Succulent Soil 111 gritty mix, which allows the soil to fully dry out between watering. 6) Finally, we are planning on installing a new front door with glass insert/s and a thin glass sidelight on the left side of the new door. Bonsai Jack Succulent and Cactus Soil - Jacks Gritty Mix #111 - 2 Quarts â Fast Draining â Fight Root Rot â Optimized pH. do not mean anything unless properly explained. But can someone tell me what was the intended benefit of using bark in the gritty mix? There should be product list/description on the bag. Many cacti grow in limestone and may not do so good in more acidic substrate. Proven number one seller. This can be difficult if the soil contains peat or other heavy organic matter. The grain size is almost like that of brown sugar grains. This ensures you receive material free of dangerous pathogens that can damage or kill plants. For example, while Turface is usually only available in 1/8â³ particles, Jack has been able to get a 1/4â³ size, specifically to use in this mix. Soil Mix: Bonsai Succulent and Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111Ingredients: 33% Pine Coir, 33% Bonsai Block (1/4 inch calcined clay), and 33% Monto Clay (1/4 inch)Bulk Density: .350 ounces per cubic inchpH: 5.5Re-water Days: Succulents 5-30 days. My current watering is around every 6 days. You can use it by itself, or mix it! Great for wedding favors, samples and single packs. I use the inorganic bonsai mix and the succulent mix. I have repotted my succulents, and they seem to be thriving so far. I screen the lava rocks to get rid of powder, and screen the perlite to remove all the powder plus smaller pieces (which basically makes a 4cf bag into something like a 2.5cf bag). Products containing organic material may have been treated with one or more of the following to ensure multi-state compliance: All Bonsai Jack® soil products will ship directly from the Bonsai Jack packing facility in Florida, separate from any MCG plants. I have experimented with mixing that with other things, finding similar ingredients ect. I’ve even messed around with putting some red lava rock on the bottom with a layer of coconut coir to hold moisture, but that just lead to root mealies somehow. The water drains quickly, so I don't worry about root rot anymore. I have many plants of different sizes in many different soils (don’t worry, I keep a detailed log so I can keep track of what I try and different combos). And they could contain too much salt if harvested from the ocean. Perhaps if they took the approach the beaches in Southern California and areas in New York where they issue a citation, it would be a different story. There were a few different varieties of smooth river rocks I liked more aesthetically but way more expensive than pea gravel. For the moment I live in the dirty south in an apartment built in the early 1900’s. Obviously I don't know for sure if it is, but looking at the photo that is what I think it is. I'm also trying cocochunks. I have to admit that I have only about half dozen of cacti, but have many succulents and I wouldn't add either to the mix (shells or manure). Crushed shells are very common for poultry as it gives them calcium while also aiding their gizzards. As far as sharp glass and a little poop. I have some pots where my mix from 3+ years ago are just reused with additional mix when repotting. Or to put it another way is why some use a water retaining component, a medium retaining component, and one that doesn't retain much water, when they could just use the medium one by itself or with one other component that does one or the other (if that makes sense). Pathogen free with extended pathogen control. I'd think harvesting them would be too salty, like using beach sand instead of coarse horticultural sand. We are thinking of planting mostly ornamental grasses in this raised area, but it's still up for discussion. Ultra lightweight and airy. The particle size and consistency of the Bonsai Jack mix are exactly right for indoor succulents. Contains Bonsai Block®, Monto Clay® (1/4 inch. :-). Succulent Soil; Orchid Soil; Universal Bonsai Soil; Build Your Own Soil (BYOS) Samples; Supplies. Less is more! Anyhow, bonsai jack has been working well. Calcined clay, pine bark, montmorillonite clay, Formulated specifically for succulent and cactus plants. Its OK not to have in-door plants. It is a bit pricey, but it's worth it if you are investing in varieties that are not readily available. Ready to use Gritty Mix for the vast majority of succulents. FREE USA SHIPPING; Contact Us; â¦ I can't say that any of my plant was diseased because of the bark. It is a mix of weathered beach stones, some coarse sand, and much oyster shells. The oyster shell idea came from Samuel at Exotic Cactus and Succulents who is a well-known master grower in Florida. Personally I never tested/bought the stuff but I did look into it years ago before making my own mixes. This is the same fine gravel I use it as substitution for Dyna rock, I'm using this oyster shell for years with the best results for all my seedlings as showed on my seedling kit for sale, using oyster shell as top layer for seedlings avoid fungus keeping the top dry and clean, I use it also for mixing a special blend to plant a very valuable plants like lophophoras, aztekium, pelecyphora, ariocarpus, lithops, rare mesembs, or any plant that need a very good drained soil.