Fertile soil or planting material It can be said that it is the heart of growing all kinds of plants. because it is a source of nutrients So that the plant can be used to grow strong and beautiful, especially plants that are planted in pots such as cactus (CACTUS) and succulents (SUCCULENTS), because the roots will not have the opportunity to sniff out to find nutrients. water from another
A good cactus soil mix should be airy, loose, rich in nutrients. good drainage But it can keep a reasonable amount of moisture. There are many formulas of good planting materials that can be used. The selection of planting material should be determined based on the suitability and source of the materials used. The location of the pot, for example, if it is in the shade, the water evaporates slowly, so use a plant material that drains well. but if set in outdoor Use a water-absorbing material. In addition, each species requires different soil characteristics. If mixed with a variety of plant material that is the main nutrient for cactus. It will help the cactus grow better. However, the party must keep an eye on the tree changes. to adapt to the most suitable plants
1. Loose, draining, ventilating and retaining moisture well.
2. Slightly acidic, pH about 6.5-7.0
. 3. Contains essential nutrients. Adequate in proportions suitable for plant growth.
4. Free of toxic substances, weed seeds, pests and other pests.
5. Materials are readily available locally, are lightweight and can be moved easily.
cactus planting material
Pumice or lava rock
is formed from lava sediment, light weight, very porous, helping the soil to be transparent. good drainage circulating air There are many sizes to choose from. But the price is higher than other materials.
Coarse sand (Sand)
consists of small stones obtained from the decay of various types of rocks, allowing the planter to drain well. keep enough moisture But should not use fine sand because it causes clumping. And should not use small pebbles instead because it will accumulate heat. damage the root system
Pincers leaf soil
is a soil formed by the deposition of fallen leaf pincers, then decomposes and has good drainage. high in nitrogen Most often use the method of sifting to remove the fragments of the branches. or leaves that have not yet decomposed well before being mixed with other planting materials
is caused by fire that burns at very high temperatures. help the planter transparent Good drainage and air has alkaline properties Helps absorb toxins and inhibit mold to a certain extent.
made from waste organic matter such as hay, leaves, rice straw, or solid waste. that decay naturally It helps the planting material to be loose, water retention and good ventilation.
is an organic fertilizer obtained from various animal manures as a source of plant nutrients, easy to find, inexpensive.
is a naturally occurring volcanic rock that is lightweight, absorbs water well, but evaporates quickly. Help the planter to be more transparent.
is a material imported from abroad. Caused by the remains of dead sphagnum moss piled up until it decomposes into a black powder that looks like soil but is very loose. It has high organic matter and good water holding capacity. It is commonly used for sowing seeds or mixing with other types of planters. to help retain moisture well and rich in nutrients But should be watered regularly. The peat moss should not be allowed to dry for a long time as it will clump together. until the water is difficult to seep into the meat
cactus soil mix
Recipe 1: 2 parts peat moss + 1 part pumice + 1 part perlite.
Formula 2: 1 part loam + 1 part charcoal + 1 part coarse sand
Formula 3: 1 part loam + 1 part charcoal + 1 part coarse sand + 1 part rotted leaves
Formula 4: 3 parts loam + 1 part burned rice husk + 1 part coarse sand + 1 part manure
Formula 5: 2 parts loam + 3 parts coarse sand + 1 part charcoal + 1 part rotted leaves or compost.
Recipe 6 : 4 parts loam + 1 part perlite + 1 part pumice stone base.
Formula 7 : 4 parts loam + 2 parts coarse sand + 2 parts charcoal + 1 part rotted leaves + 7 parts broken bricks.
Formula 8 : 2 parts pincer leaf soil + 3 parts sand + 1 part charcoal
Tips The soil mix doesn’t have to be exactly the same as what the textbook says. Resistant materials can be modified instead. Or proportional to the context of the tree, for example, if the tree begins to have root rot. The soil should be opaque and well drained.
Tips Sprinkling small gravel on the top of the soil will help the top of the soil not dry too quickly. When watering, the soil will not splash out of the pot.
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