How to Make Houseplant Soil Perfect for Your Tropical Houseplants
Quality soil is a critical part of having healthy and thriving houseplants. Up until recently, I would just buy whatever soil I could find at my local gardening store. After a lot of research, I decided that it was time to make my own. After feeling the difference in the soil and seeing the change in my plants I will never go back to buying the premade bagged versions. Using this amazing soil, my plants are healthier and happier than ever!
I learned this houseplant soil recipe and everything I know about dirt from one of my very good Instagram friends Bre. Follow her and check out all of her amazing IGTV’s where she talks about houseplant soil.
Benefits of Making Your Own Houseplant Soil
More quality time with your plants!
Less chance of having soil contaminated with bugs or mold.
You can adjust the soil for more or less drainage depending on the plants’ needs.
Quality ingredients your plants will love.
Making the Houseplant Soil
Set up your supplies in a large area that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. I then slowly added the different ingredients to my airtight container in the amounts I wanted.
Don’t worry too much about getting exact amounts I just poured it in until it looked about right to me. After you have them all added in it’s time to get your hands dirty! Mix all the soil ingredients up until they’re mixed well and that’s it! Pretty simple, and now you have an amazing soil mix all ready to go for all your plant babies! When not in use make sure to keep the lid on to keep the soil fresh and clean.
Regular houseplant soil you buy from the store usually have extended release fertilizers in them. So, when you make this houseplant soil you won’t have that added in. The earthworm castings are a wonderful natural fertilizer but you will also need to use a quality fertilizer when you water. I have been using Liquidirt lately and I have loved the results!
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