Westland Cacti/Succulent Potting Compost 4L - £3.99 (Prime) £8.48 (Non Prime) @ Amazon
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Westland Cacti/Succulent Potting Compost 4L - £3.99 (Prime) £8.48 (Non Prime) @ Amazon

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marlo_120/05/2020 14:47

awful cactus soil,just read the reviews on amazon.would steer well clear …awful cactus soil,just read the reviews on amazon.would steer well clear of it if you want to keep your cactus/succulents healthy



I disagree. I have used this soil for years and had multiple flowering cacti and succulents thrive in it. I would advise using a good cacti plant feed every now and then to top up the nutrients. Also the reviews are 4.5/5 with over 1700 reviews...Please note that many of the low scores are for "House Plant Potting Compost" not the cacti compost.
Edited by: "koimaster" 20th May
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awful cactus soil,just read the reviews on amazon.
would steer well clear of it if you want to keep your cactus/succulents healthy
1777 reviews 4 start overall, but the quality seems have be very questionable if you read the recent reviews.

Wasteland cacti soil more like.
marlo_120/05/2020 14:47

awful cactus soil,just read the reviews on amazon.would steer well clear …awful cactus soil,just read the reviews on amazon.would steer well clear of it if you want to keep your cactus/succulents healthy



I disagree. I have used this soil for years and had multiple flowering cacti and succulents thrive in it. I would advise using a good cacti plant feed every now and then to top up the nutrients. Also the reviews are 4.5/5 with over 1700 reviews...Please note that many of the low scores are for "House Plant Potting Compost" not the cacti compost.
Edited by: "koimaster" 20th May
koimaster20/05/2020 14:54

I disagree. I have used this soil for years and had multiple flowering …I disagree. I have used this soil for years and had multiple flowering cacti and succulents thrive in it. I would advise using a good cacti plant feed every now and then to top up the nutrients. Also the reviews are 4.5/5 with over 1700 reviews...Please note that many of the low scores are for "House Plant Potting Compost" not the cacti compost.


I have the Houseplant Potting Mix and would agree, it is certainly not the best.

I initially used it alone as it has Perlite already mixed in but even still it is far too dense and never dries which was horrid for roots.

I now use it mixed with Coco Coir, Orchid Bark and Perlite with a little of the Westland Houseplant Mix and this is a much lighter mix that still holds water for when the roots need it and allows much better aeration.
Edited by: "RYANdeals" 20th May
koimaster20/05/2020 14:54

I disagree. I have used this soil for years and had multiple flowering …I disagree. I have used this soil for years and had multiple flowering cacti and succulents thrive in it. I would advise using a good cacti plant feed every now and then to top up the nutrients. Also the reviews are 4.5/5 with over 1700 reviews...Please note that many of the low scores are for "House Plant Potting Compost" not the cacti compost.


each to their own I guess,I sell cactus for a living & have tried various cactus soil/composts & in my opinion this was one of the worst & definately needs adjusting for better drainage,the best I have found by far is keith singletons cactus mix used by multiple times winner of the chelsea flower show & most of the show competitors throughout the UK £18.95 for 33 litres,but like I say this is just my opinion
marlo_120/05/2020 15:11

each to their own I guess,I sell cactus for a living & have tried various …each to their own I guess,I sell cactus for a living & have tried various cactus soil/composts & in my opinion this was one of the worst & definately needs adjusting for better drainage,the best I have found by far is keith singletons cactus mix used by multiple times winner of the chelsea flower show & most of the show competitors throughout the UK £18.95 for 33 litres,but like I say this is just my opinion



Sure you do...
marlo_120/05/2020 15:11

each to their own I guess,I sell cactus for a living & have tried various …each to their own I guess,I sell cactus for a living & have tried various cactus soil/composts & in my opinion this was one of the worst & definately needs adjusting for better drainage,the best I have found by far is keith singletons cactus mix used by multiple times winner of the chelsea flower show & most of the show competitors throughout the UK £18.95 for 33 litres,but like I say this is just my opinion


Ok Keith lol
marlo_120/05/2020 15:11

each to their own I guess,I sell cactus for a living & have tried various …each to their own I guess,I sell cactus for a living & have tried various cactus soil/composts & in my opinion this was one of the worst & definately needs adjusting for better drainage,the best I have found by far is keith singletons cactus mix used by multiple times winner of the chelsea flower show & most of the show competitors throughout the UK £18.95 for 33 litres,but like I say this is just my opinion


If you sold 'Cactus' for a living, wouldn't you say 'Cacti'? 😏
I haven’t used this for years as it wasn’t really good enough and so now use a mix of John innes no 2, sand and perlite or horticulture grit and my cactus thrive
Needs grit adding, too moist for cactus soil as it comes.
Can anyone recommend something for house plants that I can get from Amazon? Queued up for 15 mins at B&Q this morning and they didn't have any compost and can't find it anywhere else either.
koimaster20/05/2020 14:54

I disagree. I have used this soil for years and had multiple flowering …I disagree. I have used this soil for years and had multiple flowering cacti and succulents thrive in it. I would advise using a good cacti plant feed every now and then to top up the nutrients. Also the reviews are 4.5/5 with over 1700 reviews...Please note that many of the low scores are for "House Plant Potting Compost" not the cacti compost.


Cacti don't have this out in the wild and they seem to do OK. Like one of my babies; just in normal compost and horticultural grit. Flowered for the first time this year. (They close when it's dull or at night).

No idea what it is though.

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£3 for most of last year. Cold from me I'm afraid.

Plus it's been £3.50 this year too. So no real discount here at all.
I have a YouTube succulent channel and tried this stuff last year. Didn't like it at all but mix with grit and it will probably serve you. The problem is that cacti and succulents like to dry out completely and since this is primarily peat it makes re-wetting it rather difficult (unless bottom watering). I also found it too water retentive
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