It’s mixed by professionals and hobbyists alike to be the perfect blend for acid-loving succulents. It is A fast draining soil & I have not had any succulent die from root rot. Rylee, yes that was a typo, I mean to say plastic pots, not square ones. That's a good reminder for me to take a measurement and see. 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. It will not damage roots on cactus and succulents. Then choose art/mirror for your back wall and then see what you need for table top.Not the bike, but lots of candles running the length of the table. Akadama is a popular one, primarily used by bonsai practitioners, but it costs about a million dollars. (There's an occasional bark piece in my mix because I've tossed in some from here and there.) I cant speak for all but I believe most of it is trial and error paired with availability. We have many ferrel cats located here because residents don't follow the rules and feed the cats. I purchased an NPK probe to test the ph from China. What did that organic component supposedly do for the mix? Its 36 degree outside. I started with top watering and soon found the plants didn’t get quite enough to drink. I do not water them every day, not even every 2days. 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). :). Pathogen free with extended pathogen control. If your order falls outside of these specs we will do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee 2-day service. Over the years I've found better ingredients to use than bark and don't really use it much anymore. In the past, this type of sand was quarried for the construction industry. Right now I'm experimenting with just 1/8" pumice (small pots) sometimes mixed with perlite, and adding vermiculite--which I know isn't popular; I don't have any clay substance right now--if I want more water retention, or lava rock for less. It's readily available here in just about any size desired. I watered around once a week by soaking for all of winter and spring so it's probably fine with no additional fertilization for half a year or more. Bulk Density:.350 ounces per cubic inch pH: 5.5 Re-water Days: Succulents 5-30 days. I use the inorganic bonsai mix and the succulent mix. According to their website, the mixture is based on Al's gritty mix. Its OK not to have in-door plants. Its not a good idea to re-pot plants right before a wedding but you can include a mini sample pack with each plant. I read up and on Bonsai Jack Succulent and Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111, and gave it a try. ), I did go with the original formula, but my proclivity for watering kept even that mix too wet for my liking where my objective was to be able to water daily if/when I felt like it. Specifically formulated for daily watering of succulent and cacti, even using a very specific type of nitrogen. correct me if wrong. I'm on a strict budget and didn't have funds to replace all the gravel with another stone. But I guess they can be washed/rinsed. Pls. I really like the two rock mixes that I get from Bonsai Jack. The water drains quickly, so I don't worry about root rot anymore. Sorry for repeating myself, I said the same in my previous post. I have different combinations and added micro nutrients for each plant. Good luck. It seemed like a promising thing and was super cheap. If there is some limestone in a mix, it probably won't kill them, many plants will likely tolerate it. I don't have much luck with Peat Moss here. Also, if you look up the fertilizer I use it is called Super-Kabuto. Ranges from pure pumice, to grit/turface/pumice, to Lechuza Pon. Pathogen free with extended pathogen control. Personally I never tested/bought the stuff but I did look into it years ago before making my own mixes. It may prove bad for other plants, but cacti did well. My plants have never been happier! When you say square pots, do you mean the shape? Bonsai Jack Succulent Cactus Soil Gritty Mix This most impressive thing about this soil from Bonsai Jack is that it’s one of the fastest draining soils available so it helps prevent overwatering and root rot. I don’t even use said fertilizer alone. I just report my succulents to my new soil mix that i bought it from bonsai jack website. This ensures you receive material free of dangerous pathogens that can damage or kill plants. Dye-free. This is truly my passion so I’m never really satisfied. Jeff, for me it was like a Goldilocks process. Definitely use plastic if you have 2 inch pots or you will have to water very often. 7 Bag Sizes Available. This Bonsai Jack succulent soil is a quality gritty mix, which is pre-washed, pre-screened, ultralight, and airy. Contains Bonsai Block®, Monto Clay® (1/4 inch. Base of my weather and the location that I am living. Again, I am NOT an expert and still have much to learn! Free Economy (1-7 Business Days) shipping on all orders and products to the lower 48 states. I never read anything that says what would happen to a plants that prefers non-limestone substrate if it was grown in a limestone substrate. Salt would be of concern to me too. Minimum Aggregate Size: 1/8th As a beginner to succulents I purchased Hoffman cactus and succulent soil mix off Amazon and did not realize till now that even that will not be fast draining enough. Good question. Once replanted in a high quality mix they will have a chance to dry out because of the larger particle size of our soil. The place I go carries many sizes of the same gravel. Continue this thread Basically, any wood turns into disease flakes untreated here. I'm always interested to know the process as to how people come up with their mixes and what function each component has. @ewwmayo what is your current formula for a succulent gritty mix? I wonder about oyster shells. FREE USA SHIPPING; Contact Us; … Now if I had a tumbler machine, I would tumble the glass. This likely has to do with how many pieces of time-release fertilizer end up in each pot and how long each pot takes to dry out. Cats still don't like larger stone, Arizona stone, but they like gravel. It’s hotter than heck and there are bugs everywhere... perhaps I should use plastic or glazed pots to hold more moisture? She thought it may be limestone which is not good for most succulents. Most applaud my design and work. I notice you also haven’t stated what size pots you are growing on, or how you water. Is that a good idea to harvest oyster shells and then run over them with your car and crush them? I live in the coastal plains of NC, grow zone 8 here. Ultra fast draining design helps prevent root rot and over watering. With time, the potting mix decomposes, but the coarse sand remains for much longer. This can be difficult if the soil contains peat or other heavy organic matter. It also has a wonderful, clean look, so we never cover it with a top dressing. I have repotted my succulents, and they seem to be thriving so far. What I bought was labeled #9 aggregate, but looks exactly like pea gravel. But I checked, no one uses all of the non tempered glass (including the particles that look like white sand) or auto safety glass. So, it all started with bonsai jack’s succulent gritty mix, as I’m sure it did for many of you. Quarrying the sand has been mostly banned because of its effect on beach ecosystems and it is very hard to find in hardware stores. Many cacti grow in limestone and may not do so good in more acidic substrate. When I finally get a bigger house, it’s really on. I am currently cutting out all pine bark (I use bonsai jack, sometimes alone, sometimes as a base) because they are dirty little disease flakes. Winter is the best season for growing here and everything is watered fully regularly throughout the year. Bonsai Trees 1-5 days Average Particle Size: ¼ Inch Average Pine Coir Size: Dust to 3/8th. © 2020. Too light, too heavy, too big, not wet enough—just right (for me). Before a while, I took a cactus out of its pot and planted it in the garden. I only give my cacti food a few times per year (Spring and Summer). I was wondering about oyster shells you said you use. I can't say that any of my plant was diseased because of the bark. I still have bark to work with. Has anyone had any experience using Bonsai Jack Succulent and Soil mix? If I had enough, some plants would have min 50% of bark in their mix, or even more (not succulents). I grow several different sizes of plants, but I mostly have 2 inch and 4 inch pots, as I greatly prefer small plants. Honestly, we've yet to see a plant in this gritty mix get overwatered (in a pot with a drainage hole of course). 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). The wall will follow along similar curves as the bed's outer perimeter and we will butt both ends up against the existing house brick and mortar them so that the wall has a professional, supposed-to-be-there look to it. Recently I found a bag of API aquatic plant medium. Add-on items are counted as 1/2 gallon. Your table seats 8. It's also what we recommend for beginners (who sometimes over-love their plants with too much water). 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). Orders received before 1pm ship same day. SHIPPING NOTICE: Soil ships separately from plants - does not count towards Free Shipping minimum. Recently I found a bag of API aquatic plant medium. No thanks. As for fertilizer, if I use any, it is only one. I know that ppl specializing in growing cacti would be much better judges of which cacti to grow in alkaline substrates, and hope they will chime in. Some of my cacti have grown big now (24-inch pots) and I like to save money when I can. It looks like turface - often sold in Aquarium stores, and could be quite a bit more expensive when packed like this. For my Adenium, I substitute coco coir chips for the orchid bark and do NOT add manure. asclepiad_fan's question is one that I often have: how people come to the various mixes they have and why they chose each component, as opposed to just using one component. IDEAL FOR ACID-LOVING PLANTS: Bonsai Jack’s ultra-lightweight and airy succulent growing soil is optimized for pH of 5.5, … Most are in 1 room (just the plants in there :) with lights on for approx. Just wanna update! Ready to use Gritty Mix for the vast majority of succulents. This is also required to maintain six nursery stamps that allow us to ship to all 50 states. It is much better to read product label, and educate ourselves on function of each. (I mix them for cost purposes.) How do you mix the perlite with the much denser grains, do you wet before mixing? Still experimenting with my current mix and it is different for different plants. IDEAL FOR ACID-LOVING PLANTS: Bonsai Jack’s ultra-lightweight and airy succulent growing soil is optimized for pH of 5.5, water absorption, evaporation, bulk density, and particle size. We're thinking of going with a flame vine/orange trumpet vine alone or possibly with the emerald jade vine. There should be product list/description on the bag. For example, is there an explanation what ..."very specific type of nitrogen"... is - how it works and why? That's why the recommendation was to totally avoid crushed oyster shells and use granite instead. Free shipping on orders over $59! Everything I’ve said and shown. Proven number one seller. 52%. on another thread, Rina was expressing concern about a component of my gritty mix that looks the same as your pea gravel. Can anyone help me identify this unusual plant. I pot up my new Gymnocalycium Fredrichia Agua Dulce cactuses in it. The three ingredients of Bonsai Jack's “111 Succulent & Cactus Soil Mix” : (1 Part) Monto Clay® (1/4 Turface MVP®) (1 Part) … Bonsai Succulent and Cactus Soil - Jacks Gritty Mix #111 - Fast Draining – Zero Root Rot – Optimized pH. I'd think harvesting them would be too salty, like using beach sand instead of coarse horticultural sand. It is my yard and I didn't enjoy picking up three to four piles of pop daily. Bonsai Trees 1-5 days Average Particle Size: ¼ Inch Average Pine Coir Size: Dust to 3/8th. These are my succulents. There was quite a bit of discussion about it and I believe with Al too. Crushed granite? Why Mountain Crest Gardens loves Bonsai Jack® soil: This premium soil is our go-to for indoor succulent growing. Pine Bark Fines; Bonsai Block ; Monto Clay; Douglas Fir Bark Fines; Pumice; Lava Rock; Horticulture Charcoal; Pine Coir; Samples; Search for: Search. There are concerns about pH and using crushed oyster shells in mixes. All with different lights and airflow and purpose. Still researching this option. Or was that a typo? Soil Mix: Bonsai Succulent and Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111 Ingredients: 33% Pine Coir, 33% 1/4 Bonsai Block(calcined clay) and 33% Monto Clay(1/4 inch). I use almost entirely gritty mixes besides with a few plants. 88. Rina_Ontairo: My soil mix drains extremely fast. Provide your prized plants with a potting soil that mimics their natural dry environments. Pathogen free with extended pathogen control. Get it as soon as Fri, Sep 11. Then if that doesn't hold enough water, Turface is often used. Pots; Literature; Cut Paste; Drainage Screens; Lime Sulfur; PPE; Samples; Top Dressing; Soil Components. Lyngso, where I used to buy this, had limestone separately too, but I’ve never tried it. Plants in-doors and out, need a good parent. Put your two arm chairs at either end and three chairs on each side. Helps prevent root rot and over watering. It has water holding capacity of approx. A lot of people have mentioned MILT, but I don't like them........If you must have a plant, just buy some flowers at a local market that are in season, then when they fade away, wait a week or two and buy another bunch and enjoy. At least I will be next week! Now with Pine Coir for better performance. pea gravel, and they had various sizes, but I don’t know much else. Do you knock them with a hammer to get fine grains? We are thinking of planting mostly ornamental grasses in this raised area, but it's still up for discussion. I do not use bark in mix for succulents but not because I do not like it, but because it isn't easy to find in smaller size. I have experimented with mixing that with other things, finding similar ingredients ect. On the other hand, here in 110+ weather, I HAVE to water every day or two, which is why I've been messing around with other potting combinations in hopes of reducing my watering to once a week...hopefully. Virtually all of my succulents prefer acidic substrates so I've stayed away from limestone. This isn't meant in a critical way all. In general, constant overfertilizing (any plants) is not beneficial in the long run. 2-day shipping is not available for PO BOX addresses, Alaska and Hawaii. The oil dry I used from NAPA was no bueno, the pieces were too small and all compacted in the bottom of the pot and just made a big mess and an unhappy plant or several. Online shopping from a great selection at Patio, Lawn & Garden Store. Starting with the original recipe for GM, and then replacing one component with another, I found perlite to be good but too light, messed around with pumice or pea gravel but liked the look of pea gravel more (and available to me at the same place I get lava rocks), and lava rocks—I really liked because it’s like a heavier, more substantial and colorful version of perlite. But I think you can gather the me having no friends thing from like....everything. I can't comment on premade mixes like ones sold by Bonsai Jack since I never used it; I make my own. Rylee - Took some measurements today and the fertilizer levels with Lechuza Pon after half a year look to be around the same (bigger pots) or less (smaller pots) than what I was doing with regular Foliage Pro fertigation and my gritty mix. I wet my mix and this prevents the perlite from floating above as I mix. Bonsai Jack's Gritty Mix has altered the recipe a little bit but still has 100% real science behind it to improve on the original concept. Rina is correct. 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. This truly is the crème de la crème for cactus and succulent lovers who've had enough with rot, fungus gnats, and mold. Bonsai Trees 1-5 daysAverage Particle Size: ¼ inchAverage Pine Coir Size: Dust to 3/8th inchMinimum Aggregate Size: 1/8th inchMaximum Aggregate Size: 3/8th inchApplication: Acid loving plants including succulentsCondition: Sifted, washed, treated, dried, and bagged. As you note, it is another way to increase water retention and there is a trade off. The water drains quickly, so I don't worry about root rot anymore. Welcome to the American south east. I stopped using the 'original' gritty mix because many of my succulents were dying to rapidly from not enough moisture. 4) We are going to purchase additional plants of the kinds we already have and arrange the beds using the "rule of 3". As for my cacti and Euphorbia and Pachypodium, etc., they get partial cover during rain. Picture of plant in said media. Succulents do not need constant moisture. So the three-component one I understood the most is grit/perlite/turface, first and last of which I don't have. Bonsaï Succulent et Cactus Sol - Jacks Gritty Mix #111 - Drainage rapide - Lutte contre les racines - pH optimisé, 2 quart: Amazon.ca: Terrasse et Jardin My current watering is around every 6 days. Get your facts straight, first of all residents are required by the rules to walk their pets with a leash, something many are violating. I am actually curious now to test my coil mix. @asclepiad_fan How did your mix with 25% sand work? Are you soaking the media when you water? Soil Mix: Bonsai Succulent and Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111 Ingredients: 33% Pine Coir, 33% 1/4 Bonsai Block(calcined clay) and 33% Monto Clay(1/4 inch). What do you think coarse sand does for you in that mix? Many fungal diseases are results of high humidity. I’m always trying to improve my system (sometimes to a fault). I believe I read lots about fertilizers to know that "Super" or "Special" etc. Brett: How find do you crush the oyster shells? My pieces just got bigger and bigger through trial and error. why did choose those materials and not just one type or another? Good for some cacti, but may not be best for most succulents. I've been using Bonsai Jack special succulent Soil & I mix it with regular cactus & succulent Soil I by at Home Depot & my succulents Have been growing beautifully. I like to keep things as simple as possible, and not to have too many different things to keep track of. Then I just mix 'em up! I am trying straight cocochunks with an orchid of mine and cocochunks with perlite for some other stuff just to see what happens and if it works, how well? Some chicken grit is oyster shells, or maybe it contains oyster shells. Mountain Crest Gardens. Back to 1st statement - I do not believe that succulents should be watered daily under typical/normal conditions. Then I add about 10% Humus/Manure + Worm Castings (50/50). The small size is probably to blame, as I definitly soak (and mostly try to bottom water, too) my pots. Bonsai Jack Universal Organic Bonsai Soil Mix #221 1 Gallon. I feel like they suffocate the roots. Now, one last comment, the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Palm Desert use glass in their landscape I have found out. Especially if they are Korean, but not exclusively). Very small clay pots could dry out in a day if they are just given a splash of water. When I first started using gritty mix (thanks to Al! Whatever bark I find, I use in mixes for other, non succulent plants. I like keeping my retention around there to minimize effort for watering and still get good growth. You said you use terracotta pots and according to many they dry up faster. Optimized pH of 5.5. And we wouldn't give our favorite plant babies anything less than the best! This past year it seems like if I run over anything harder than butter I poke a hole in the tire. 5) We are going to make the brick wall above the narrow bed a "living wall" by building a trellis attached to a vertically mounted planter and planting a climbing succulent or tropical vine in it. Actually, Crenda already posted about it... Much better idea could be a fan, that would provide much better air circulation. Oh I know, but after two or three days, leaves are actually starting to shrivel. I guess I just enjoy the complexity of experimenting with various nutrients and soils. Secondly, it is not a little poop. Turface alone may not be best for succulents. I believe your mix drains well - you did mention adding humus/manure/worm casting (I consider warm casting being manure :); but I did notice only small amount. (But really it’s actually just fine alone) my go to mix that I have actually had others try with glowin review is the API media, pumice, crushed granite, crushed red lava stone. 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). Manure isn't generally recommended to be used in containers. NOTE: I buy all these ingredients locally to save money on shipping, etc. I've been meaning to buy some hydroton, I guess it's called, but havent made it a priority yet. 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. Most are made about products in order to sell them for lots of $$$, to sound like it is something new and works better than anything else. It is a mix of weathered beach stones, some coarse sand, and much oyster shells. 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