Scotts Osmocote® Professional Cacti & Succulent Mix

A premium quality mix formulated as a free draining mix that will meet the quite specific physical and nutritional needs of cacti and succulents. It contains Scotts Osmocote®  that feeds for six months.

  • Free draining so roots are never so wet that they rot
  • Boosted calcium promotes stronger plants and stems
  • Includes a wetting agent that allows water to soak in
  • Ideal for all cacti and succulents growing in pots
  • Feeds for 6 months slowly and continuously


Boosted calcium encourages larger flowers and bolder colours, as well as improving resistance to root rots and other diseases

Free draining

Includes added coarse material that allows excess water to flow straight through and away from roots

Wetting agent

Assists moisture to soak into the mix and helps roots take up nutrients

Australian Standard

Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes


10L and 25L bags

Suitable for

All cacti and succulents, in pots and the garden

The controlled release of nutrients from the included Scotts Osmocote® means it will not burn tender young roots

Not suitable for

Don't use in hydroponic growing systems

Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

How it works

  • Cacti & Succulent Mix provides the ideal moisture and nutrient environment for healthy, strong plants and flowers
  • It can be used to create 'growing mounds' in the garden that will drain well after rainfall or watering

How to use

In pots

  1. Use Cacti & Succulent Mix straight from the bag when potting or repotting cacti and succulents - don't mix it with other materials. Close the bag tightly after use
  2. Choose a clean pot* with large drainage holes and fill one third of it with drainage material like coarse washed river sand or gravel.
  3. Cover with a layer of mix.
  4. Place the plant in the pot, adding more of the mix around the root ball (use kitchen tongs to handle prickly plants)
  5. Add more mix to about 2cm below the rim of the pot
  6. Tap the pot or container gently on the bench to help the new mix settle in and around the roots. Firm lightly.
  7. Top dress the top with coarse washed river sand or gravel to prevent 'caking' of the surface of the potting mix and to ensure that the area close to the base of plant remains dry.
  8. Allow to settle for 2-3 days, then water in.

*When repotting cacti & succulents, choose a new pot only one size larger than the original. Follow the instructions above, carefully discarding any surface dressing from the plant before removing it from the old pot and placing into the new one.

In the garden

  1. Cacti and succulents require a gravelly soil to thrive - create this environment by mounding up Cacti & Succulent Mix above the normal soil level, and plant into the top of the mound.
  2. Elongated mounds can be built for massed plantings along borders or in garden beds.

For a complete guide on how to use Scotts Osmocote® Professional African Cacti & Succulents Mix, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging.

When to use

  • Cacti and succulents are best potted or planted into the garden in Spring and Autumn - never when temperatures are extreme

Safety Information

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately.

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

Technical details

  • The professional grade wetting agent included ensures water soaks in readily and aids roots in absorbing nutrients
  • Plants grown in Cacti & Succulent Mix do not need additional feeding for at least six months after potting or planting.
    After that time, add nutrients with Scotts Osmocote® Plus Trace Elements Total All Purpose applied at half the strength recommended on the label

Where to buy it

Decided what product best suits your needs? Or would you prefer to go in-store to ask for more information?

Visit your local Bunnings Warehouse for our largest range.

You can also find Scotts products in a number of gardening, hardware, independent and supermarket retailers including Flower Power, Mitre10, Coles and Woolworths.

Note: Not all brands and products are stocked in all stores. For any additional questions please visit our contact us page.

In New Zealand, go to your local Bunnings warehouse

Tips, tricks & advice

Choosing the right pot

Pots come in all shapes, sizes and materials. On trend or functional, a pot needs to be the right size for the plant

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Planting and caring for new plants

Caring for new plants has never been easier - follow these simple guidelines

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