Scotts Osmocote® Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix

Scotts Osmocote® Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix

Size: 25L

Other sizes: 10L

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 potting mix specially developed as a free-draining mix with ideal aeration that meets the specific physical and nutritional needs of cacti and succulents. It includes Scotts Osmocote®, which distributes nutrients and 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 potting mix and helps roots absorb nutrients
  • Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes



  • All cacti and succulents, in pots or the garden
  • Safe to use for new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or 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 Potting Mix straight from the bag - no further additives required
  2. Choose a clean pot* with large drainage holes and fill 1/3 of it with drainage material like coarse washed river sand or gravel
  3. Cover the drainage material with a layer of the new potting mix
  4. Place the plant in the pot and add more of the potting mix around the root ball (use kitchen tongs to handle prickly plants)
  5. Fill up the pot with new potting mix until 2cm below the pot's rim
  6. Gently tap the new pot down to help the new potting mix settle in and around the roots
  7. Top dress the top of the potting mix with coarse washed river sand or gravel to prevent 'caking' of its surface and to ensure that the area close to the base of plant remains dry
  8. Allow the plant 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

  1. Cacti and succulents require a gravelly soil to thrive - create this environment by mounding up Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix above the normal soil level and then plant into the top of that mound

TIP: 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


  • Scotts Osmocote® Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix contains a balanced fertiliser up to 6 months - additional fertiliser may be required in time, depending on plant needs
  • Avoid allowing plants to dry out - plants should be watered immediately after potting and frequently enough to keep the potting mix moist (not wet)
  • Plants should be re-potted with new potting mix when they have outgrown the pot or after 12-18 months



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 6 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 Potting Mix 25L (other sizes available)
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