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Bio Leaf Aroid & Hoya Potting Mix - MEDIUM / CHUNKY Custom Blend - 10 litre

$39.00 NZD

"Brown gold!!! Best draining premix for hoyas & aroids there is on the market."  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

*Please note: Limit maximum 10 litres total of potting mix per order before overweight shipping applies*

You can add other items to the same order, heavy limit only applies to items marked heavy. You can order more than the limit in one order. If you order over 10 litres combined I'll get in touch to arrange payment for overweight shipping if it's needed (rates are here)

Why Bio Leaf?

I really hated repotting. Until now. This mix is a joy to work with. Nice and chunky. Much less mess. Easier clean-up. Also seriously good for my plants. Lucky things. I love it. My plants love it. Win win!

This 10 litre size is enough for 20 to 30 medium size pots (I get about 24 x 11cm pots from 10 litres). I was potting with no existing soil, but when you keep some soil from the previous pot, one bag will go a lot further, same when using smaller pots. With natural, organic mixes like this, it's best to get only what you need, when you need it and use fresh, ideally within 30 days.

Which plants is it best for?

Formulated for Aroids and Hoya, suitable for all indoor plants that share the same preferences for chunky, airy, free-draining soil, including epiphytic plants. Hoyas, Monstera, Philodendron, Pothos, Epipremnum... the list goes on! If your plants like an airy, free-draining mix, or prefers things moist to lightly moist, not wet (or you just need to protect your plants from your tendency to over-water!), this mix is for you.

What's in the bag?

A chunky, airy, free-draining ratio of Orchid Bark, Pumice, Fern Fibre, Crushed Horticulture Charcoal and the Bio Leaf Bioactive Blend.

Closer to nature

As well as the chunky goodies you can see, Bio Leaf also includes a proprietary Bioactive Blend that promotes a healthy microbial population of miniature, beneficial soil microorganisms, creating a foundation for your plant that's closer to nature.  

The non-plant-geek version? Although too tiny to see with the naked eye, Bio Leaf creates an ideal environment for tiny soil super heroes to set up home, helping increase nutrient availability to plants, reducing the risk of deficiencies and helping detoxify soil.

Orchid bark

Premium, export-quality grade orchid bark. Clean and sterile. Harder, slow-to-decompose grade lasts years. Increases soil aeration, resists compacting and adds drainage while holding water for slow-release. 


Natural, volcanic rock. Keeps its shape even when waterlogged. Keeps soil loose. Adds aeration and improves drainage. Keeps water moving. Naturally porous. Holds water roughly twice as long as bark for slow and steady release. Compared to perlite which costs less, although pumice costs more, it is also the superior choice for plants, offering better drainage and higher compact-resistance, as well as being more eco-friendly.

Fern fibre

Superb results for aroids, hoya, orchids, ferns and other epiphytesNatural, soft, airy, fibrous and long lasting. Contains a lot of air but also holds water longer than many other free-draining substrates. Distributes moisture more evenly throughout the root zone. Sustainably harvested.

Horticultural charcoal

The over-waterers and worried-plant-parent's best friend! Helps increase aeration and adds drainage. Natural porosity holds on to necessary nutrients for roots to access. Creates a more favourable environment for good bacteria and beneficial microbes. Helps balance soil pH.

*Please note this is also called 'Bio Leaf Aroid Hoya Medium' if comparing to other sellers*

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Madison Clark
My plants tell me it’s delicious

Chunky and yummy for your plants, any aroid, Hoya, in fact pretty much any tropical plant along those lines are going to thrive in this mix. I’ve been using it for years and my indoor jungle is absolutely thriving.

Perfect mix

I've been buying this mix for years now and it is perfect for all of my aroids, absolutely perfect draining!

Lisa Hooper-Kuiti
Very Happy with the product

Great mix, will be moving more of Hoya into the medium

Tayla Trail
Love love love!!!

I loved this for repotting my plants! It was so easy and my plants are thriving! So sad it’s been discontinued though! :(

Aroids best friend

Great product

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"I can’t recommend love that leaf highly enough. I’ve bought a couple of times so far and on both occasions Anna has been more helpful than I could possibly wish for. 5 stars! Don’t hesitate to order from Love That Leaf. Excellent service and super fast delivery." Rob Gordon

Why choose to buy from Love That Leaf?


When you buy from me you're supporting a small, local, family business. Love That Leaf is a registered NZ business, based in Auckland. 


You'll get your planty goodies super fast. Everything showing in stock on the website is right here in NZ, in stock, ready to ship. I ship daily, Monday to Friday. Orders normally leave the courier the same or next working day. Zoom zoom!


I stand by everything I sell and will always help put right anything that goes wrong. When you choose to buy from a registered NZ business (like me), you're also covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act, unlike overseas purchases or private sales, where you can end up stuck with no rights if anything arrives damaged or stops working.


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"Super impressed with this business. Something that is lost nowadays, is customer service. This however is not the case with Anna from Love that Leaf. Very happy with my purchase, very happy with the product information provided and very happy with the quick shipping and great packaging. Thanks!" Melayna Anderson

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