Potting mix isn’t one size fits all, but we do our best to simplify things for you. We offer two kinds of potting mixes; one is standard and works for most plants, and the other is best for cacti. These are organic and free from toxic chemicals that could hurt your new friends. The potting mix contains:
These ingredients ensure moisture levels can be maintained and provide incredible nutrients to keep your plants happy and healthy. Our cacti mix has:
While it has some of the same ingredients as our standard potting mix, the cacti potting mix aims to keep your desert plants from being over-saturated by mimicking desert soil.
What are the essentials for indoor plants?
No matter what kind of plant you’re bringing home, you’ll need:
A new planter with a tray or saucer,
Fresh potting mix (standard or one for cacti) for repotting
Your watering method (like a can or mister),
Pruning shears for trimming growth and collecting cuttings, and
A pesticide for the inevitable insect invasion.
We know, it seems like a lot. But this collection of materials will keep you ready for whatever your plant needs.
What do I need to buy for supplies for indoor plants?
Your potting supplies are going to vary based on your plants’ needs. If you’re cultivating desert plants like succulents, you’ll need a cactus potting mix, lava rocks, and sand. These “ingredients” are perfect for making sure your plants get the drainage they need to thrive. Other plants will need a standard potting mix and may benefit from moisture sensors to ensure they stay well hydrated.
All plants will need a planter, potting mix, a watering method (like a watering can or mister), appropriate fertilizer, and safe pesticides.
If you plan on repotting in small spaces, a repotting tarp will help keep soil and plant leavings contained. Eventually, you’ll want to put together a gardening kit with a trowel, gloves (especially if you’re working with cacti), and pruning shears.
What is the difference between a grow light and a regular light?
Grow lights are specifically designed to create light in colors that plants can absorb (red, yellow, blue, purple, UV, essentially everything but green). Standard lights and lightbulbs are made to create light that is useful for the human eye, specifically. To put it simply, they’re made to help us see, not to help plants grow.
Some plants will thrive under fluorescent lighting when supplementing a low-light setting, but not all. The artificial light being offered needs to be a high enough intensity to meet your plant’s needs. Grow lights are designed to offer what plants are missing in their environments because outdoor light is constantly bouncing back onto them in ways that indoor light simply doesn’t. Typically grow lights don’t create much heat.
What qualifies as a grow light?
While plants can make use of fluorescents and LEDs, grow lights come in an intensity strong enough to encourage plant health and growth over time. The light is typically warm and full-spectrum, with over 20 watts and over 100 volts to provide what plants need. They don’t come in dimmable options, as the purpose is to mimic sunlight.
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