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Bio Leaf Indoor Plant Potting Mix - FINE / MEDIUM - 2 litre

$14.00 NZD

*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. The heavy limit only applies to items marked heavy. I will be clever with how I pack your order to try to get you flat rate shipping if I can. I'll get in touch to arrange payment for overweight shipping only if really required (overweight shipping FAQs)

Why Bio Leaf?


Unpopular opinion incoming. I really dislike repotting. Until now. This mix is a joy to work with. Less mess. Easier clean-up. Also seriously good for my plants. Lucky things. Talk about spoiled. I love it. My plants love it. Win win.

This is the same 'recipe' as the Bio Leaf Aroid and Hoya Medium / Chunky Mix, but a Fine / Medium blend with smaller grades of ingredients. This is for the 2 litre size. I get 3 to 5 x 11cm pots from a 2 litre, more allowing for the room the plant takes up. 

As with any natural, organic mix like this, best to buy small, get only what you need, and use fresh. Buy freshly made potting mix and use fresh within 30 days. Also available in 5 litre size. Store any leftover in a sealed container.

Which plants is it best for?

This is a superb, all-purpose, indoor houseplant mix. It's like a blend between succulent and aroid mix. A great 'one for everyone' potting mix. Especially suited to younger, less established plants. Plants in smaller pots with shallower root systems. For plants with finer more delicate roots. This is also my go to for shifting water propagated cuttings to soil when ready to pot-up. 

What's in the bag?

A finer-grade, airy, free-draining mix of fine Orchid Bark, fine Pumice, Fern Fibre, Crushed Horticulture Charcoal and the Bio Leaf Bioactive Blend. NO slow-release fertiliser. You can fertilise and use rooting hormones or growth boosters as normal.

What you can't see

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.

Orchid bark

Premium, export-quality, fine grade orchid bark. Very clean and sterile. Minimal soil or dust. Some types of bark break down fast. This harder, slow-to-decompose premium grade lasts years. Helps keep soil aerated for oxygen to reach roots, resists compacting and provides drainage while also holding on to water for roots to take up as needed. 



A natural, volcanic rock that keeps its shape even when soaked in water, keeping soil loose. Adds aeration and improves drainage. Keeps water moving to prevent substrate and plants becoming waterlogged. Naturally porous. Pumice holds water roughly twice as long as bark, releasing it slowly and steadily for the roots. Superior to perlite. 

Fern Fibre

Great results reported for aroids, hoya, orchids, ferns and other epiphytes. A natural, soft, airy, fibrous, long lasting material containing a lot of air. Can retain a lot of water. Holds water longer than many other free-draining substrates, so you won't have to water as often. Ideal for indoor plants that prefer moist to lightly moist conditions, who don't like to fully dry out. Fibrous nature distributes more even  moisture throughout the pot due to natural capillary action. 

Horticultural Charcoal

Horticultural charcoal for plants is different from activated charcoal that you might be familiar with for human use. This is the over-waterers and worried-plant-parent's best friend. Horticultural charcoal helps increase aeration and adds drainage to soil mixes for potted plants. Its natural porosity is also what helps charcoal hold on to necessary nutrients for roots to access. Horticultural charcoal also helps create a more favourable environment for good bacteria and beneficial microbes for healthier soil, and helps balance soil pH.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Lindsay Kelly
Fine grade Hoyas & aroid mix

I purchased fine grade hoyas & aroid mix for my prayer plant & Calathea orbifolias & they seem to be loving it. I've just purchased some more. I would highly recommend!...

Cassandra Lee
Quality product!

Purchased this for my string of pearls cuttings this time, and they’re doing really well!

jacinta dahl
Simply the best!

I was so excited to recant soil. I have never bought a good soil for my indoor plants. This soil is so so so good! I have used it to plant multiple of my new house plants.

Great product, highly recommend

Really like using this mix. Highly recommend it

Awesome as always

These potting mixes are my go-to. I love that I can buy a small amount, so there’s no waste and my plant babies love it!

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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.


I won't go AWOL on you. I'm here for support and advice anytime, even if you haven't bought from me yet. A lot of lovely people helped me along my plant journey, and I want to pay it forward. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. No obligation at all to purchase. 


"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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