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Does anyone have a recipe for houseplant compost, please?
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  • BiljeBilje Posts: 643
    I use standard multi purpose compost and add horticultural grit to help with drainage. About 3 parts MPC 1 part grit. You can buy small packs of specialist composts for orchids cacti etc. at a garden centre.


  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 396
    Depends on the plant.
    Sunny Dundee
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,831
    Yes, some like free draining soil, like succulents and such.  I usually mix in a bit of outside raised bed soil to add some micro flora. 
    Utah, USA.
  • garrythegardenergarrythegardener Sheridan, Wyoming, USAPosts: 12
    edited 14 January
    Bilje said:
    I use standard multi purpose compost and add horticultural grit to help with drainage. About 3 parts MPC 1 part grit. You can buy small packs of specialist composts for orchids cacti etc. at a garden centre.


    This is great. 
    plantgrower
  • garrythegardenergarrythegardener Sheridan, Wyoming, USAPosts: 12
    Depends on the plant.
    I think he asked for the compost recipe and not asked for any specific plant.
    plantgrower
  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 396
    Depends on the plant.
    I think he asked for the compost recipe and not asked for any specific plant.
    The recipe would depend on the plant that would grow in it. You wouldn't use the same recipe for an orchid as you would for a cactus as an extreme example.
    Sunny Dundee
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 42,229
    Ah - garry the recent spammer's back @Balgay.Hill  ;)

    You're correct - the plant defines the mix [as with any plant outdoors ] so @woodhams2398 would be better stating the plants, so that appropriate advice can be given.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 396
    Fairygirl said:
    Ah - garry the recent spammer's back @Balgay.Hill  ;)


    Phallic Cranium Syndrome?  :)
    Sunny Dundee
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 42,229
    I'm sure I don't know what you mean @Balgay.Hill.... 
    but yes....most probably   :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • VictorMeldrewVictorMeldrew Peak District edge, CheshirePosts: 168
    Bilje said:
    I use standard multi purpose compost and add horticultural grit to help with drainage. About 3 parts MPC 1 part grit. You can buy small packs of specialist composts for orchids cacti etc. at a garden centre.



    We tried something similar and it was fine for the plants. However we stopped using it when our house became infested with small flies (fungus gnats I think they're called) which come from 'multi-purpose'. Most of the time you'll probably be lucky and not get them but we decided, for what it cost, to just use purpose-made house plant compost from now on.
    Every now and then I like to do as I'm told, just to confuse people
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