Scotts Osmocote® Cacti & Succulent Mix

Scotts Osmocote® Cacti & Succulent Mix

Size: 10L

Other sizes: 25L

Main product features

Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
WaterSmart Technology
WaterSmart Technology
Encourages stronger root development
Encourages stronger root development
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements

A premium quality mix formulated as a free-draining mix that will meet the quite specific physical and nutritional needs of cacti and succulents. It contains Scotts Osmocote®  that feeds for 6 months

When to use



  • Boosted calcium encourages larger flowers and bolder colours, as well as improving resistance to root rots and other diseases
  • Includes added coarse material that allows excess water to flow straight through and away from roots
  • Wetting agent assists moisture to soak into the mix and helps roots take up nutrients
  • Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes



  • All cacti and succulents, in pots and the garden
  • The controlled release of nutrients from the included Scotts Osmocote® means it will not burn tender young roots



  • Don't use in hydroponic growing systems
  • Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas


In pots

  1. Use Cacti & Succulent Mix straight from the bag when potting or repotting cacti and succulents - don't mix it with other materials. Close the bag tightly after use
  2. Choose a clean pot* with large drainage holes and fill one third of it with drainage material like coarse washed river sand or gravel
  3. Cover with a layer of mix
  4. Place the plant in the pot, adding more of the mix around the root ball (use kitchen tongs to handle prickly plants)
  5. Add more mix to about 2cm below the rim of the pot
  6. Tap the pot or container gently on the bench to help the new mix settle in and around the roots. Firm lightly
  7. Top dress the top with coarse washed river sand or gravel to prevent 'caking' of the surface of the potting mix and to ensure that the area close to the base of plant remains dry
  8. Allow to settle for 2-3 days, then water in

When repotting cacti & succulents, choose a new pot only one size larger than the original. Follow the instructions above, carefully discarding any surface dressing from the plant before removing it from the old pot and placing into the new one


In the garden

  • Cacti and succulents require a gravelly soil to thrive - create this environment by mounding up Cacti & Succulent Mix above the normal soil level, and plant into the top of the mound
  • Elongated mounds can be built for massed plantings along borders or in garden beds

For a complete guide on how to Use Scotts Osmocote® Professional African Cacti & Succulents Mix, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging



  • Cacti and succulents are best potted or planted into the garden in Spring and Autumn - never when temperatures are extreme



CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands, and if dusty, wear a particulate mask

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product



The professional-grade wetting agent included ensures water soaks in readily and aids roots in absorbing nutrients

Plants grown in Cacti & Succulent Mix do not need additional feeding for at least six months after potting or planting

After that time, add nutrients with Scotts Osmocote® Plus Trace Elements Total All Purpose applied at half the strength recommended on the label

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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Scotts Osmocote® Cacti & Succulent Mix 10L (other sizes available)
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