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Premium Soil/ Potting Mix- Handmixed by ZYING - ZYING
Premium Soil/ Potting Mix- Handmixed by ZYING - ZYING
Premium Soil/ Potting Mix- Handmixed by ZYING - ZYING

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: 

Bare-rooted

All plants will be ship bare-rooted or minimal roots with no soil. They might days or weeks for them to root; they might also dry up some leaves to root, don't worry this is their natural mechanism to root. Please note some succulents might not look their best as they have travelled far but under great care and they will blush again


 Mel's tips:

Succulents loves sun, drought and drainage: 
  • - choose pot with drainage hole,
  • - choose high porous soil (not compost)- ps you can get from my store
  • - they are not indoor plants, hate humidity and high temperature
  • - they need good amount of natural direct sun but if you grow them indoor, must be sure you have right growth light and good air circulation
  • - only water when they extremely dry
  • - be patient!