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Bio Leaf Aroid & Hoya Potting Mix - MEDIUM / CHUNKY Custom Blend - 5 litre
"Best mix ever!! I used this mix for all my plant babies mainly Monstera and Philodendron they are loving it. Highly recommended." Karma Carey
*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)
Yes, it's true. The much loved Bio Leaf potting mixes will no longer be produced after November 2023. Although natural, organic potting mixes like Bio Leaf are best potted up within 30 days to get the most benefit for your plants, you can stock up and store it for 3 months in good conditions. Store in a cool, dry place indoors. Avoid direct sunlight and high humidity. When ready to use, dampen then mix well as it will have settled when stored.
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 such as 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 beneficial, miniature 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.
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, although pumice costs more than cheaper perlite, pumice is the superior choice for plants, offering better drainage and higher compact-resistance than perlite, as well as pumice being more eco-friendly.
Superb results for aroids, hoya, orchids, ferns and other epiphytes. Natural, 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.
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*
Because is good air rated soil for indoor plants
Good potting mix. I always use it for my plants
I love this blend, super fun to mix and use, and so chunky which my aroids love so much. Would recommend forever
Great mix with good drainage, My Hoya are very happy happy
Lovely mix…as it’s chunky definitely going to be needing much more for my other plants
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