Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix by Plant Runner

$18

Two of the most common ways people kill cacti is through overwatering and planting them in the wrong potting media. Firstly, please, stop watering them so much - they don’t need it, secondly - give them the mix these spiky heroes deserve! There isn’t a one size fits all for plant soils, what works for a Monstera isn’t usually going to work for a cactus. 

Cacti and succulents are traditionally found in arid sandy places (you’ve got a mental image of a desert for a reason) and the cacti’s shallow roots are used to loose, well draining soils. The stuff you find at the local garden warehouse isn’t usually the best, often made with cheap ingredients that clump around the roots and lead to root rot. So - we’ve some time designing the ultimate soil mix for Succulents and Cacti so they can stay alive and thrive. 

Our Cacti mix has been created especially for these sun lovers, and is a mix that enhances drainage, increases evaporation and replicates the conditions that these prickly guys love. 

Unlike other mixes, this specialty potting mix will allow any excess moisture to drain off after your prickly friends have soaked up what they need. Cacti are the masters of rapid water-absorption - they’ll take in what they need and store excess in their thick stem walls, so we’ve made sure our mix drains off quickly. This helps minimise fungal disease and root rot. We’ve included a slow release fertiliser to help them settle in faster too. 

OUR TOP TIPS FOR CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

  • Use terracotta pots. Repeat after me: terracotta is cacti’s best friend. Terracotta is porus and retains heat more than glazed or plastic pots
  • When repotting cacti, don’t water them immediately. Let them adjust to their new digs and give them a drink a couple of weeks later. 
  • Repot every 3-4 years when the roots reach the edge of the pot.

    Weight: 3kg 
  • pH: 5.0 - 6.0

     

    Delivery times:

    We deliver by hand across Sydney with 3 delivery days, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

    • Order on Monday or Tuesday = Wednesday delivery
    • Order on Wednesday or Thursday = Friday delivery
    • Order Friday, Saturday or Sunday = Monday delivery

    Fees:

    Delivery locations within a 5km radius of our Newtown studio are eligible for FREE shipping on orders over $50.

     

    Inner Sydney locations up to 25km from our Newtown Studio and all orders under $50 =$15.00 shipping.

    All of Greater Sydney between 25km - 50km from our Newtown Studio =$20 shipping.

    A redelivery fee of $15.00 may apply for deliveries scheduled and attempt was made to deliver, we will advise of this.

    Please note: Sydney locations are determined as locations within a 50km radius of our store.

    Shipping outside of Sydney

    We can ship to outside of the Sydney area with POA, however we will use an external shipping company and so terms may differ. Please send us an email if you wish to have your order shipped to outside of Sydney.

    We are working on inter-state shipping. 

    Plant Daddy will not take responsibility for parcels that have been lost or stolen if authority to leave has been requested. It is your responsibility to ensure your address and contact information is up to date when you place an order. 
    Plant Daddy will not take responsibility for third parties that do not follow customer delivery instructions. To reduce risk of any issue we recommend having someone available to check and accept your delivery. 

    Once you've placed an order you will receive a confirmation email of your purchase. If for some reason you don't receive a confirmation please email hello@plantdaddy.com.au

    All customers will be issued with a tax invoice. 

    The Plant Daddy journey began as a single Philodendron Rojo Congo in an up-cycled pot and has taken us from Newtown Markets to Manly, Moore Park and Summer Hill.

    We've recently made the big Daddy decision to open our very first pop-up store in our home town of Newtown - just steps away from where it all started - and launch our online store, delivering lush indoor plants to the people of Sydney.

    Our goal is to provide our customers with an ever-changing selection of beautiful, hand-selected indoor plants, accessories, styling and plant care.

    Our customers and community are at the core of what we do and we're here to help you bring the outdoors in.

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