Correct Potting Mix??
I've got a bunch of spider plants, polkadot plants and peace lilies that I had originally just planted in Micracle grow potting mix.
After the spider plants almost dying to nothing, as well as the same with the polkadot plants, I read that a potting mix, peat/sphagnum mix, pearlite mix is the best, because it allows soil to drain and keeps it aerated.
Today, I took out all the soil, put back some of the potting mix, added pearlite and peat/sphagnum (about 1/3 of each media), mixed it all up and re-potted all my spiders, polkadots and lilies. (I noticed that the soil was HORRIBLY compacted in most pots and had rotted roots away!)
Is this a good mix? I really don't want to have to re-pot everything again, lol. So, to re-cap, everything went from a potting soil only media to a 1/3 potting soil, 1/3 pearlite, 1/3 peat/sphagnum mix that I made my self. (I even added pearlite to my succulent pots, as they aren't doing so hot in the "cactus miracle grow" media alone.)
Thanks for any tips/tricks/advice!