Special pottings need a special
growing media. Cacti and succulents such as Aloe, Kalanchoe, Epiphyllum, Euphorbia
and Sansevieria are all sand-lovers. No mixing is necessary with this balanced,
ready to use formula. Horti Cactus Mix is heat-pasteurized to destroy harmful
Sphagnum Moss can be used on the tops of pots to reduce evaporation
of water from potting soil. Useful for striking cutting and ideal for lining
hanging baskets. Pack around Ferns and Orchids to retain moisture.
Orchid Potting Mix
Just like people, different plants have different needs. The
growing medium used for orchids should be as close as possible to its natural
Orchid Mix is a soil-less medium based on rich aromatic pine bark, crushed and
screened to a consistent grade. It is porous, thus ensuring excellent drainage
of excess water whilst retaining moisture well and encourages development of
a vigorous root system.
How can I sterilize my soil for making potting compost?
You can't really sterilize soil satisfactorily at
home. Use a readily prepared compost such as Horti Soil Mixture or Horti Seed
& Potting Mix.
I've just bought a plant. Shall I repot it?
No, give it a couple of months to settle down first. Don't
repot flowering plants while they are in flower.
Some of my plants need repotting. What should I use?
Horti Soil Mixture or Horti Seed & Potting Mixture is ideal.
I use soil out of the garden for my houseplants?
No, it sets hard when used in pots and may have pests or weed
seeds in it.
is my plant wilting when the compost is nice and wet?
Plants will wilt if they are over-watered. Let the soil dry
out a bit before you water.
Is there much plant food in peat moss?
Virtually none. It's a soil conditioner.
Violet Potting Mix
A well balance mixture specially formulated for potting and growing
African Violets. Also suitable for other acid-loving plants such as Azaleas,
Gloxinias, Camelias and Rhododendrons.
Potting on is used to describe the transferring
of a plant from one part to a larger one. This takes place when a plant fills
its existing pot with roots and is said to be potbound.
When this happens, roots will grow through the drainage holes and on knocking
the plant from the pot, the outside of the rootball is seen to be covered with
a web of roots.
Hydroleca is hard, ceramic "Pebbles" made
out of the purest clay, with smooth dense
outerskin and honeycomb interior.
Strong, Lightweight, Long lasting
Easy to use.
Non-toxic and don't crack or disintegrate
Resistance to algae.
Neutral pH (7) and no chemical insert.
Free draining with controlled moisture
retention and release (which means plenty
of space for air amongst the roots
Free from disease, weeds & insects.
Excellent aeration characteristics.
Water and watering - one sure way of finding out if a pot plant requires water
is by lifting the pot and feeling the weight. A light pot indicates the need
for more moisture.