Asked by: Carleen Witkopp
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd January, 2020

Can you use multi purpose compost for houseplants?

Choose a clean pot, one or two sizes larger than the original pot. Make sure that existing compost is moist before repotting into a similar medium. Never repot unless the plant actually needs it. A multipurpose compost, houseplant compost or loam-based compost will be suitable for most indoor plants.

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Correspondingly, can I use orchid compost for other plants?

Cactus compost is a gritty, free-draining mixture designed for succulents. Orchid compost is usually bark-based, very coarse and open textured, for orchids and other epiphytic plants. Only buy as much compost as you can use within six to eight weeks, and seal after use to stop bugs and weed seeds getting in.

Furthermore, what is the best compost for containers? Multi-purpose compost is the best choice if you're planting small patio pots, hanging baskets, herbs, leafy salads and flowering bedding plants. But it has less nutrients than potting compost, so be prepared to start adding fertilisers sooner if you're planting larger varieties.

In this regard, what soil do you use for indoor plants?

A good indoor potting mix is usually composed of peat moss, vermiculite and perlite. These soilless mixes absorb moisture very well and resist compaction, but they tend to dry out very quickly. Since they do not contain any nutrients, you must provide your plants with a consistent supply of fertilizer.

Can you plant succulents in just rocks?

Most succulents thrive in dry conditions because too much moisture can cause the plants to rot. You can grow them indoors in a dish filled with gravel, which provides adequate moisture drainage, although some soil is still necessary to provide nutrients and a medium for the succulent roots.

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