Bonsai Jack Succulent and Cactus Soil – Jacks Gritty Mix #111 -14 Gallons – Fast Draining – Fight Root Rot – Optimized pH

U$D 128.20

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Succulent and Cactus Soil . Ultra fast draining design helps prevent root rot and over watering. Contains no heavy potting soil ingredients such as sphagnum or peat moss. Provide your prized plant with a potting soil that mimics its natural dry environment. Proven number one seller.

Features include.

  • Now with Pine Coir for better performance.
  • FASTEST DRAINING SUCCULENT / CACTUS SOIL AVAILABLE!  Helps prevent root rot and over watering. Will not damage roots.
  • Optimized pH of 5.5. Perfect for succulents, cactus, bonsai and other acid loving plants.
  • Pathogen free with extended pathogen control.
  • Ultra lightweight and airy. Contains Bonsai Block®, Monto Clay® (1/4 inch Montmorillonite) and Pine Coir (pine fines).
  • Available in several bag sizes.

Soil Mix: Bonsai Succulent and Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111
Ingredients: 33% Pine Coir, 33% 1/4 Bonsai Block(calcined clay) and 33% Monto Clay(1/4 inch).
Bulk Density: .350 ounces per cubic inch
pH: 5.5
Re-water Days: Succulents 5-30 days. Bonsai Trees 1-5 days
Average Particle Size: ¼ Inch
Average Pine Coir Size: Dust to 3/8th.
Minimum Aggregate Size: 1/8th
Maximum Aggregate Size: 3/8ths
Application: Acid loving plants including succulents
Condition: Sifted, Washed, Treated, Dried and Bagged.

Did you know?
All of our soil products are state inspected and tested on a regular basis in order to comply with multi-state regulations.
This ensures you receive material free of dangerous pathogens that can damage or kill plants. This is also required to maintain six nursery stamps that allow us to ship to all 50 states.
Products containing organic material may have been treated with one or more of the following to ensure multi-state compliance.

1. Bifenthrin drench.
2. Steam at 200 degrees Fahrenheit

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GTIN 00857206008886 SKU: 857206008886 Category:

Additional information

Weight 64 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 20 × 20 in

A mix of tan, dark brown and a variety of earth tones.

Raw Material

Calcined clay, pine bark and Montmorillonite clay.

Country of Origin(COO)

United States

Average Particle Size

1/4 Inch

Minimum Particle Size

1/8th Inch

Maximum Particle Size

3/8ths Inch


Bonsai Jack LLC


14, Dry

Cubic Inches


Cubic Feet



Four 3.5 Gallons Bags



Plant Type

Formulated specifically for succulent and cactus plants.

Other Applications

Other acid loving plants that prefer a fast draining soil blend to prevent root rot.

Bulk Density

.290 ounces per cubic inch


Dye-free. We comply with State laws which require products containing Pine bark to be treated with a Bifenthrin drench. This helps prevent the spread of invasive species and provides some residual pathogen control for your plant.

Conversations ...

  1. Question


    I am thinking about using this soil mix for the following plants: Rubber Plant, Sansevieria, Cactus (type unknown), Lady Palm. My concerns are as follows: 1) I’m concerned that the roots won’t be able to anchor to anything; 2) I am wondering what the best way is to raise the pH; 3) I am wondering if it’s necessary to sift the mix; 4) would adding bone meal or gypsum be a good idea; and 5) related, does calcined clay contained calcium and, if so, how much?

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    • 2 out of 2 people found this helpful


      Thank you for the questions and contribution.

      You should be fine with all of the plants listed.

      Anchoring is a common question because our soil is very loose and fast draining. Re-potted plants will sit just fine once they have been set in place. It’s always a good idea to let the plant sit for a few weeks after a re-potting for recovery and feeder root establishment.

      Raising the pH is not recommended. Our soil is acidic by design. You may want to consider using our 221 mix if you have plant that requires less acidity.

      Screening is not required. This product has passed through 21 feet of screen and has been washed before shipping. It is super clean and ready to use as is.

      Bone meal can be used as a fertilizer. This would require an acidic soil, like ours, for it to be effective. Gypsum is not required as the soil is already conditioned.

      We have run hundreds of soil tests. None of them for calcium. If its present in the soil it will probably be in trace amounts from one of the natural clay ingredients.

      I hope this help. please reply if you have other questions.


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  2. Question

    Austin Collins

    Is this soil good for zone 8b outdoors? Seems to just dry up and feels like I would have to water every day right now. Having a hard time. Figuring out if I’m over watering or under watering now.

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    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello. Thanks for the message. This soil is good for all zones as long as you can control the water. Watering times will vary based on zone and the location of your plant. As a general rule it’s a good idea to water when the soil is completely dry. You want to give the roots a chance to dry out. This can range from 2 days(full Florida sun) to two weeks inside. You can tell if the soil is still moist by scratching back a little of the gritty mix to see if the particles are a darker color. Over time you will learn to measure the moisture content by container weight.

      The first time you water you want to soak the plant for a couple of minutes. After that you only need to add water until it starts draining from the bottom. This usually only takes about 5 seconds. The fired clay will absorb enough moisture for the plant. I know it looks odd but this is the way gritty mix is designed. Also, please remember to only add water when the soil is completely dry. Many growers think the soil is too dry and over water the plant until its dead. You can also find a video on this exact subject here

      I hope this helps

      Please call or email if you have questions or concerns.

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