What Type of Soil Should I Use?
A common question we get asked is “What kind of soil should I use for this plant?” In general, most houseplants prefer a good potting mix. We do not recommend using anything labeled “potting soil”, “garden soil” or “raised bed soil,” because these are designed for outdoor plants and retain more moisture.
Cactus and Succulent mixes typically have sand in them, which helps with drainage. Cacti and succulents naturally grow in sandy soil.
Orchid mixes typically have bark, perlite, and other materials to help them drain well. Orchids require a special soil mixture to be happy and healthy.
African Violet potting mix is specially formulated with pH adjusters to make it slightly acidic, which is what African Violets prefer.