Which soil for which plant?

Which soil for which plant?

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Elephant ears, cacti, succulents, monstera or simple geraniums? When you've already spent time choosing a plant, you might as well offer it the right ground to see it flourish. Indoor or outdoor, garden, balcony or living room, we tell you everything about the right soil for the right plants!

Focus on the soil

Soil is enriched soil in which a plant grows its roots. A good soil must therefore provide food and drink, let the air circulate just enough, retain the water just as it should and offer the right level of acidity. No question of using the same for all plants! We are reassured, all the same, the type of plants targeted is often indicated on the package.

The soil for orchids

Our fragile orchids have a very special root system, since the majority of them, in their natural environment, grow on trees and not in the ground. To repot an orchid, you need a potting soil… for orchids, won, and it is written as is on the package.

Soil for potted plants

To repot classic indoor plants, universal potting soil may suffice, but the potting soil for potted plants is enriched. If you repot fragile young shoots, also consider potting soil, mixed with sand or perlite for better ventilation.

Soil for trees and shrubs

For outdoor trees and shrubs, barring exceptions (acid plants, good morning), the universal potting soil is the norm. With flowering trees and shrubs, on the other hand, it is replaced instead by horticultural soil, richer in nutrients!

Soil for cacti and succulents

Do you love cactus fashion? Are you crazy about philodendrons, Monstera in mind? Make way for potting soil for succulents or cacti, a mixture of peat or volcanic rock and sand. Since there again, their weakness is stagnant water, a good dose of sand aerates the earth and allows a better flow of water.

Soil for acidic plants

Rhododendrons, hydrangeas, azaleas or camellias are acidophilic plants: they hate calcareous or too heavy soil. The heathland can be extracted directly from the forest or composed of an acid mixture based on peat, in order to provide these pretty plants with the low pH they need. Without heather earth, goodbye flowers!

The soil for the vegetable patch

It's all in the name! The vegetable soil boosts soil supply for fruits, vegetables and aromatic herbs. Whether you plant potted basil, tomatoes in planters or zucchini in the vegetable patch, specialized potting soil enriches the soil to stimulate production. If the soil is good, the universal soil may be enough to replace it.

Soil for citrus or Mediterranean plants

The specificity of Mediterranean plants or citrus and does not support standing water. The special potting soil for citrus and Mediterranean plants is therefore enriched just for them and especially draining, in order to more easily eliminate excess watering. For lemon, orange, oleander, bougainvillea, or olive trees, this is it!

The soil for the bonsai

The miniature plant is an art to cultivate, inevitably, it was not going to be satisfied with a banal universal compost. So there is soil for bonsai, able to boost drainage and aeration of the soil while increasing the supply of nutrients. We will have tried everything to keep him healthy, at least.

The other soils

FYI, there are also potting soil for carnivorous plants, for aquatic plants, or for bulbs : tulips, muscaris, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, dahlias, gladioli, begonias, lilies, etc. Rest assured, your tulips will bloom even with universal potting soil!