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Oct 24, 2015 5:28 PM CST
Name: Joy
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
I foster Toy Poodles.
What brand is good to use. The stores around me discontinued Miracle Grow products.
I am new to growing Succulents and Catus.
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Oct 24, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Name: Tom Cagle
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Oct 24, 2015 10:33 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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I use a mix of 1/3 cactus potting soil, 1/3 aquarium sand, and 1/3 pea gravel.
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Oct 25, 2015 7:11 AM CST
Name: Joy
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
I foster Toy Poodles.
What brand of catcus soil?
Thanks
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Oct 25, 2015 12:54 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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Whatever brand I find at the local nurseries. I think they're all about the same. Black Gold Cactus Mix is probably the one most commonly found around here.
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Oct 25, 2015 2:26 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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I have used Super Soil Palm and Cactus Mix, Kellogs Palm and Cactus Mix and Black Gold. Then I still add some more perlite or pumice in it, just got to make it really well draining since I leave most of my succulents outdoors and our rainy season is winter time. If I also get around our local Japanese bonsai store in San Francisco, I get some small baggies of akadama, kanuma and their smaller sized lava rock, I like to mix this in with the cactus mix and put them as top dressing on the containers.

I never liked the Miracle Gro mix, they keep adding those fertilizer additives, which I do not like for my succulents, their soil seems more suitable for other types of tropical container plants.
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