Best Types of Soils for Indoor Plants



An excellent indoor potting mix is usually composed of peat moss, vermiculite, and perlite. These soilless mixes absorb moisture well and resist compaction, but they tend to dry out quickly. Since they do not contain any nutrients, you must provide your plants with a consistent fertilizer supply.

Be sure to know your plants and make sure that you are giving them the best environment to flourish in. See which type of soil is necessary for your favorite houseplants.

  1. Monstera plants are notoriously difficult to keep alive. Their roots need a soil mix that holds moisture yet also drains well. They prefer a soil mix with a slightly acidic pH, in the range of 5.5 - 6.5. But we don't just stop there - we balance this with natural elements with:
  • soil mixed containing 1 part peat moss/coco coir, 
  • 1 part perlite, and 
  • 4 parts pine bark fines

to ensure your Monstera is healthy and happy!

  1. Being a gardener is tough work. You move tons of soil, pots, and plants from place to place, and often have to hand-mix your potting soil at the same time. This all becomes a lot easier with this easy mix. All you need to do is add some of this mix to your potting soil and voila! Your plants will get the nutrients they need and you'll have your hands free for other tasks. Sansevierias has its own soil recipe mixtures, too, which makes it livelier and healthier.

The following should be followed:

  • 2 parts of coarse sand or perlite
  • 1 part peat moss or coconut coir
  • 1 part garden soil or potting mix

I recommend using a potting mix for indoor containers and garden soil for outdoor pots. For large pots, use a combination of our easy mix and your favorite potting mix or soil.

  1. With the right care, succulents can thrive in your home or office. Check out these tips to keep your succulent happy.
  • A mix of 1 part garden soil
  • 1 part sand
  • 1 part peat moss or a mixture of 1 part potting soil
  • 1 part perlite
  1. Plant potting soil is an essential part of the growth cycle of indoor plants. With so many brands in the market, it can be a little confusing to choose the best one. That’s why I recommend this DIY soil mixing recipe for your Ivyplants.

Recipe 1

  • 3 parts potting soil
  • 2 parts coco coir (helps the soil to have improved airflow and neutralizes the soil pH)
  • 1 part perlite or pumice (helps drainage keep the soil light)
  • 1 part compost (adds nutrients to the soil)

Recipe 2

  • 1 part sand or perlite (helps in drainage)
  • 1 part peat moss (helps retain moisture)
  • 1 part compost
  • 1 part soil

Recipe 3

  • 2 parts soil
  • 1 part sand
  • 1 part compost

Growing ivy indoors is easy as long as you know what makes an ivy plant happy.

  1. A philodendron is a type of plant that needs nutrient-rich soil that’s high in organic matter. In order to grow well, it is important to provide the philodendron with the right conditions. Below are the DIY soil mixing recipes to make your philodendrons happier as ever.

Recipe 1

  • one part perlite, 
  • one part peat moss, and 
  • one part regular potting soil recipe. 

Note: You can substitute perlite for coarse soil. This will improve drainage.

Recipe 2

The second option is to: 

  • mix 50% peat with 20% compost, and 
  • 30% regular potting soil. 

This mix also matches the needs of philodendron plants in that it’s loose enough to allow good drainage and rich enough in organic material.

Recipe 3

You can also use: 

  • 50% potting soil, and 
  • add 50% coconut coir

There are many different types of soil for each indoor plants. The best type of soil depends on the plant and its requirements.

Soils that promote healthy growth and flowering are the best type of soil for your indoor plants. If you have a tropical plant, then you can use a peat-based soil mix as it is ideal for these types of plants.

A loamy, sandy or sandy loam type of soil will also be suitable for your indoor plants as long as it has enough nutrients and moisture retention properties.

If you need to grow a flowering plant or one with a high water requirement, then an acidic medium is recommended for it. You can also use peat-based potting mix orchid mix which has high amounts of nutrients and moisture retention properties.

If you want to know more tips and guides for better indoor gardening, be sure to follow my blog. I’ll give you the best tips and guides so that you can have beautiful flowers and plants in your house.

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