Miracle-Gro Premium Cactus, Succulent & Bonsai, Special Plants Compost contains a unique blend with sand that improves drainage for optimum moisture balance. With a special PH that contains less lime to provide the slightly acid conditions cacti, succulents and bonsai love.
Provides a unique combination of 14 vital minerals. N/P/K, Nitrogen is used by plants for lots of leaf growth and good green color. Phosphorous is used by plants to help form new roots, make seeds, fruits, flowers and fight disease. Potassium helps plants make strong stems and keep growing fast. Additionally, there are 11 more minerals such as iron, iodine, fluoride, copper, zinc, chromium, selenium, manganese and molybdenum which are vital for maintaining plants health.
How to use
Potting cacti and bonsai: Select a special pot with drainage holes that is in proportion to the size of your plant and its roots. The existing pot may be re-used after cleaning. Select a container one size larger than the previous one.
Discard any surface dressing from the plant before inserting it into the new container. Position anchor wires through the drainage holes, cover the drainage holes with mesh and a layer of grit. Water plant thoroughly and remove from the existing pot.
Add a layer of Miracle-Gro Premium Cactus, Succulent & Bonsai Compost, plant the tree and add compost to the correct height. Firm lightly and water. For bonsai, keep in a shaded spot for a few weeks to allow roots to form.
Re-potting bonsai: Bonsai should be re-potted in late winter (just before bud burst) every year for the first few years. Water the plant thoroughly and remove from the existing container.
If the container remains correct in scale to the tree shape and size, then re-use after thoroughly cleaning. Comb out the roots away from the trunk avoiding any roots that may be displayed on the soil surface. Cut back any long roots. Follow steps for potting ensuring all gaps between the roots are filled. Water the tree thoroughly.
Where to use
Ideal for cacti, succulents, bonsai, alpines and African violets.
Perfect for use in pots, containers and hanging baskets.
- Fills 6 small pots 12cm (5").
- Fills 1 medium pot 22cm (9").
- Fills 1 hanging basket 30cm (12").
Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust.
Always wear gloves when gardening. Wash hands after use.
Store in a cool place, away from sun.
Open bag carefully and reseal after use.