Soil Ninja - Base Mix
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This nutritious blend acts as a general mix for the vast majority of houseplants, with the ability to be specialised based on the plants needs. Packed with aerators already, this mix will serve all houseplants a full pallet of nutrients along with plenty of aggregate formed air chambers to allow roots to breathe while growing.
Adapting the mix is a great way to learn more about how plants have different needs. With good care, most plants will grow perfectly well in the mix as it is, however some plants that are more sensitive or are prone to root rot when overwatered may want some adaptations as a precaution.
The base mix contains:
Cocoa coir, perlite and worm castings.
Ways to specialise the growing media:
Sand: 10-20% of total soil volume
- Allows soil to dry quicker
- Improves Drainage
- Suits plants with finer roots
Bark: 20 – 50% of total soil volume
- Creates a chunkier and more organic mixture
- Adds structural strength to pot for taller plants
- Great for tree climbing species
Vermiculite: 10-20% of total soil volume
- Creates a water retentive mixture
- Extra aeration
- Great for thirsty plants that hate to dry out
Zeolite: 10% of total soil volume
- Acts as a nutrient storage site in the soil
- Absorbs impurities that build up in the pot over time
- Aerates the soil
UK Shipping: Tracked by DPD within 2 to 3 working days to most mainland UK postcodes (£4.95 or free over £60).
Local Edinburgh Delivery: Hand delivered by local courier within 2 to 3 working days to selected EH postcodes (£4.95 or free over £60).
Store Pickup: Collect within 1 hour from our store at 8b St Vincent Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6SH.
Please note: Orders for delivery under £10 are subject to a £3 delivery fee surcharge.
meet the plant gurus
We first opened our doors back in 2019 with the intention to bring all things botanical to the lives of city dwellers. We now have two shops in the heart of Edinburgh and deliver carefully curated plants and botanical goods across the UK.
Our team of dedicated Plant Gurus take pride in carefully hand-picking each plant and are always on hand to share their knowledge of plants and how to care for them.
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what to expect when you order
We offer happy, healthy plants that are carefully hand-picked and delivered straight to your door from our plant shop.
We will deliver to you in recyclable boxes and we use paper materials and compostable bubble wrap! Our Plant Gurus will ensure that your plants are safe and secure for the journey to their new home!