Our Soil Mix
It’s not perfect for everything but it will work great for most cacti and mesembs.
- 2 parts sandy loam
- 2 parts Coconut blend potting mix
- 1 part perlite
- 1 part vermiculite
1. Filling Your Pot
Fill your pot to almost the rim line with potting soil but leave enough room to sift ¼ inch (5MM) of fine potting soil
2. Tamp the Soil
Tamp the soil with a smooth wooden block to make a flat sowing surface then to pour your seeds onto it.
3. Tamp the Seeds
Tamp the seeds into the soil with the smooth block.
4. Spray the Seeds
Then spray with a light mist of freshly gathered rain water.
5. Cover with Sand
Add a top dressing of course sand.
6. Soak the Pot
Pour rain water into a covered tray and soak the pot overnight.
7. Cover the Pots
Remove the pots from the soaking water the next day and keep them in a clear covered container until plants start to germinate.
8. Mist the Seedlings
After most of the seeds come up uncover the seedlings and mist them every couple days