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Premium Soil/ Potting Mix- Handmixed by ZYING

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Update: due to cost increase for the each substrates unfortunately I would need to increase the price too. 

So you probably wonder why you need to pay extra for the premium soil?

Typical peat or general compost mix are not quite suitable for succulent as they retain too much of moisture which could lead to rotten stems. Many succulent grower loves to mix general compost with vermiculite and perlite, this is still good for growing young succulent and leaf propagation.

The key of potting mix for succulents is to promote porosity while retain the moisture. If you wish grow them to be tight, compact and stressed conditions, I would recommend you to spend little more on better potting mix. I have been mixing my own potting mix for years and majority of them are doing quite well especially during summer ( I only lost 5-7 plants this year).

My potting mix generally contains different types of volcanic materials which contain high levels of iron, magnesium, nitrogen and other minerals. By mixing all of these above, the potting mix would

  • promote high porosity whilst retain moist
  • grow slower but succulent will focus on growing stronger root system to absorb more water, hence tighter and chubbier.
  • hold onto nutrients from fertilizer
  • dry quicker (compare to standard compost + perlite)
  • give extra weight for your pot whilst not damaging the roots or stems

... in short, healthy and happy succulent.

My potting mix might vary from time to time but would generally includes:

My potting mix might vary from time to time but would generally includes:

  • Lapillo (volcanic rocks)
  • Horticultural pumice (volcanic glass)
  • Moler - (calcined hard clay)
  • Kyodama (fire clay granules)
  • Akadama - (volcanic clays)
  • Kanuma  (baked volcanic )
  • Rootgrow (organic Mycorrhizal fungi that promotes good root system)


Can also be used for growing cactus, mesembs, lithops, crassulas.. majority of succulent family.

If you would like to know more about my potting mix, please read here: