What soil should I use for my plant?
Often overlooked but the correct soil is vital as some plants demand nutrient rich soils whilst others thrive within a free draining sandy home.
What types of soil are there?
Below we have listed the different types of soil / compost and potting mediums available.
A rich and nutrient dense compost for moisture loving plants. This compost can work great as a base for most other composts, provided that you add grit, perlite or sand to allow extra drainage dependent on the plants needs.
Cactus and Succulent Compost
A free draining and nutrient deficient compost mix, made up of mostly sand and perlite.
Coco coir, is the brown hairy husk from a coconut. It is one of the best growing mediums for retaining moisture as it is able to hold 10x it’s own weight in water. The only drawback is that coco coir doesn’t contain any nutrient. It is often a popular choice for people with a hydroponic setup or if you just want to help increase water retention.
Peat moss has been a very popular choice for years. However, we strongly advise against using it. Peat moss helps to lock up vast amounts of carbon from our atmosphere and is a great defence for us against climate change.