Scotts Osmocote® Professional Terracotta, Tub & Vertical Garden Mix

A premium quality potting mix specially developed to ensure the broadest range of indoor and outdoor plants thrive in even the driest weather conditions. It is ideal for all pot types including terracotta and ceramic containers tubs and barrels, planter and window boxes and vertical wall gardens. It includes Scotts Osmocote® that feeds for 12 months

  • Contains Scotts Osmocote® controlled release fertiliser and growth stimulants to supply plants with all the nutrients they need
  • Coir and water crystals assist the mix to hold up to 3x more moisture than ordinary mixes*. Water is released back to plants as they need it, avoiding plant damage by over-watering
  • Includes a wetting agent that allows water to soak in and prevents drying out
  • Ideal for all plants
  • Feeds for 12 months continuously

                                  (* compared to Standard mixes without coir, water crystals or wetting agent)


Water crystals

Absorb and hold many times their own weight in water, releasing it back into the mix as and when plants need it.

Scotts Coir

An environment-friendly, sustainable and renewable resource that also aids in moisture and nutrient retention

Growth stimulants

Encourage strong root development leading to healthier, more vigorous plants

Australian Standard

Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes


25L bags

Suitable for

Ideal for all pot types including ceramic, earthenware and terracotta containers that can dry out rapidly because they may be porous, plastic pots, outdoor tubs, hanging planters, planter boxes and vertical wall gardens

May be used in growing systems that use drip irrigation or mini sprayers for flow-through of moisture and nutrients but not in true hydroponic systems

Safe to use for all edibles

Not suitable for

Don't use for phosphorus sensitive plants.
Use Scotts Osmocote® Professional Native Potting & Planting Mix instead

Don't use in true hydroponic growing systems, where the growing medium needs to be an inert material like coarse sand, perlite or growool.

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

How it works

  • Provides the ideal moisture and nutrient environment for producing better and healthier plants in containers and wall gardens
  • Remains moist for longer but never so wet that plant roots rot

How to use

In pots and other containers

  1. Use Terracotta, Tub & Vertical Garden Mix straight from the bag - don't mix it with other materials. Close the bag tightly after use
  2. Choose a clean container with large drainage holes and partly fill it with fresh mix out of the bag
  3. Carefully knock the plant to be potted up from its existing pot. Gently loosen the root ball without disturbing roots too much and remove any damaged, dried out or twisted roots
  4. Place the plant in the centre of the pot (if potting up individually) or position it where you want it grow in a larger container that will eventually hold several plants
  5. Fill in with mix to within 2-3cm of the top rim of the pot and press lightly
  6. Tap the new pot or container gently on the bench to help the new mix settle in and around the roots - do not pack it down
  7. Water the pot thoroughly (until water runs from the drainage holes) then allow it to drain freely. If necessary top the mix up again to the suggested level.
  8. Place the pot or container in the shade for a few days to allow the plant to settle and acclimatise before moving back to its permanent home

For a complete guide on how to use Scotts Osmocote® Professional Terracotta, Tub & Vertical Garden Mix, always check the packaging.


When to use

  • Potting mixes can be used at any time of the year.
  • Repotting established pot plants is best done either in Spring or Autumn - avoid Winter or Summer as the extremes of temperature may stress plants
  • Flowering plants should be repotted after they have flowered - enjoy the blooms first!

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

  • Scotts Next Generation water crystals are non-toxic, acrylamide-free crystals that store 100x their own weight in water (unlike some other brands, our crystals are not the same as those used in disposable nappies)
  • ScottsCoir, made from coconut fibre, is a renewable resource

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

Potting mix basics

Potting mix is a man-made soil substitute that is used to physically hold plants in place in pots.

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Caring for potted vegies and herbs

Growing crops in pots has never been easier with these simple tips, including

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