Bonsai Jack Succulent and Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111 – 7 Gallons – Fast Draining – Zero Root Rot – Optimized pH


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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.

  • FASTEST DRAINING SUCCULENT / CACTUS SOIL AVAILABLE!  Prevents 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® and Pine Bark Fines.
  • Available in several bag sizes.

Soil Mix: Bonsai Succulent and Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111
Ingredients: 33% 1/4 Pine Bark Fines, 33% 1/4 Bonsai Block(calcined clay) and 33% Monto Clay(1/4 inch Turface).
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
Minimum Size: 1/8th
Maximum 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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SKU: 799600830772 Category:

Additional information

Weight32 lbs
Dimensions20 × 10 × 10 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


7, Dry

Cubic Inches


Cubic Feet



Two 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.


  1. elissa

    If I am doing an arrangement in a glass bowl, combing an orchid with a few succulents, can I use the succulent mix that I purchased from you?

    • Mischa

      Hi Bonsai Jack,

      Which of your soils do you recommend for citrus? I just tried a citrus re-potting in this succulent mix and the tree didn’t make it. I’m definitely not blaming the soil; there are many other variables that could contribute to it not making it but I thought it best to check with you before I try another one.

      • Bonsai Jack

        Hello Mischa,
        I am sorry to hear your tree didn’t make it. I am not sure of your exact situation. Generally speaking… Citrus prefer an acidic soil and like water but not wet feet. If you are a bonsai grower this is probably the best mix for your tree. If you are growing a potted plant then a peat based potting soil may be a better fit. You also want to be sure you are repotting during in the appropriate season. Repotting should be done before a bloom or after the fruit harvest.

        I hope this helps. have a great week


    • elissa

      hello Jack. the picture i sent above is what i planted. it shows both the orchid and succulents together. Hopefully they will be happy in your soil!!

    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello Elissa,
      I missed the photo the first time. Thanks for sharing. Very original. It looks great. If the succulent soil doesn’t work out for your orchids you can try putting the plants in orchid mix. I think the succulents will tolerate an orchid mix better than an orchid in succulent soil. Time will tell. I think you will be fine as long as you monitor the water closely.
      We sell a small orchid mix. Better-Gro also has a good mix that can be found at Home Depot for a couple of bucks per bag. Try home Depot first as it you don’t have to pay for shipping.
      Good luck. Call or email if you have questions or concerns.


    • Bonsai Jack

      Hello Elissa. I would love to see a picture when you get it done. I think the succulent soil particle size will be too small for your orchid. It may work if you really watch the water. Maybe try it on an inexpensive plant first.


  2. Jim (verified owner)

    Is the Gritty Mix #111 a suitable potting mix for use with Senecio Confusus?

    • Bonsai Jack

      Good question Jim. This soil is best suited for succulents. The Mexican Flame Vine appears to survive in almost any soil type. You may be better off with an inexpensive store-bought soil product. If you decide to try the succulent soil please test it before relying on it


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