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Cacti potting mix by The Plant Runner

Cacti potting mix by The Plant Runner

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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. 


The plant runner’s 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 the plant runner team has made sure this 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. 




  • 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


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    We do not redeliver the order if there is not a safe place to leave the order, or if no one is able to accept the order. This will incur an additional delivery charge if we are required to reattempt delivery. 

    Our flat rates: 
    WITHIN 20KM- $22.50
    WITHIN 25KM - $27.50
    WITHIN 30KM - $32.50

    WITHIN 35KM - $37.50
    Local delivery rates will vary for distances over 35km+ from our store. View the applicable rate at checkout.


    Rates vary depending on weight/ size of parcel. Express shipping available. 

    • Small Floral arrangements are posted individually. Additional small arrangements will incur an extra postage charge, as they are packed individually for the safety of the arrangement. 
    • Arrangements are packed individually to ensure they arrive safely to the selected destination.

    Our shipping offer applies to plant care (excluding soil items due to individual state quarantine restrictions), dried florals, greenhouse domes, propagation vessels, cards & small homewares. 

    We do not ship live potted plants, other terrariums, or cacti gardens/ succulent bowls.

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