Scotts Osmocote® Seed & Cutting Mix

Scotts Osmocote® Seed & Cutting Mix

Size: 10L

Other sizes: 25L

Main product features

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

A superior quality propagating mix for germinating vegetable, herb and flower seeds and for rooting stem, leaf and root cuttings. It includes Scotts Osmocote® that feeds for 6 months

When to use



  • The calcium in gypsum promotes strong growth while the phosphorus encourages better rooting from both seedlings and cuttings
  • Water crystals absorb and hold many times their own weight in water, releasing back into the mix as and when plants need it. Helps keep germinating seedling roots evenly moist
  • Includes Coir, a renewable resource that also aids in moisture and nutrient retention
  • Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes



  • Raising seeds and cuttings of most plants
  • Safe to use for all edibles
  • Safe to use for seeds and cuttings - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots as they develop



  • Don't use for the propagation of phosphorus sensitive plants (it contains boosted phosphorus)
  • Use Scotts Osmocote® Professional Native Potting & Planting Mix instead
  • Don't use in hydroponic growing systems or ponds
  • Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas


Sowing seeds

  1. Fill a clean seed tray with Seed Raising & Cutting Mix, level off with your hand, firm lightly and water with a fine, gentle spray
  2. Sow seeds thinly and evenly as per seed packet instructions. Cover the seeds if required with their own depth of mix, pressing lightly to ensure they remain in the mix and will not be washed off
  3. Place the tray in a warm location away from direct sunlight. Keep consistently moist to the touch by periodic misting
  4. After seedlings have formed their second set of new leaves, transplant the new plants into larger pots or outdoor containers using Scotts Osmocote® Professional Premium Plus Potting Mix


Establishing cuttings

  1. Take a cutting in the appropriate way for the type of plant you are propagating
  2. Fill a pot with Seed Raising & Cutting Mix to within 2-3cm of the rim
  3. Using a dibble (about pencil thickness) make a hole in the mix and insert the cutting to about one third its length and firm in place by pinching the mix with your fingers
  4. Several cuttings can usually be placed into the one pot but don't overcrowd them - allow room for root and leaf/shoot growth
  5. Water well and keep the pot in a warm place out of direct sunlight. Enclose the cuttings in a plastic bag or similar held in place around the pot's rim with an elastic band to create a mini greenhouse that will retain humidity
  6. Keep consistently moist - remove the bag and mist the mix if required
  7. After a few weeks, test the cuttings by very gently pulling on them one at a time, Any resistance means roots are forming
  8. When cuttings have developed good roots, report individually or plant out into the garden, depending on the time of year and type of plant being raised



  • Whenever seedlings or cuttings are to be grown




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




Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser in this potting mix provides plant nutrition and trace elements for up to 3 months

This product contains gypsum and added phosphorus to assist with the production of healthy seedlings and strong root growth

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® Seed & Cutting Mix 10L (other sizes available)
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