Best potting mix & soil for indoor plants | Beginners Guide to Soil & Amendments

HINT: DO NOT use “Garden Soil” in plant pots. I will help you choose the right potting mix for your indoor house plants. Potting mix vs potting soil? They’re the same thing. We will cover sphagnum peat moss, orchid mix, cactus potting mix, coco coir (coco peat), perlite, and vermiculite. I’ll also show you how to make your own organic potting soil & mix through amendments.

TLDR: If you’re watching this video at a home depot, lowes, or nursery right now, I’ll make it quick. Get the bag that says “POTTING MIX/SOIL.” It has to say “pot” or “potting”. Also, pick up the bag that says “PERLITE”… thank me later. Don’t get orchid or cactus mix unless you’re planting a cactus or orchid.

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0:00 Intro
0:10 Soil vs Potting Soil/Mix
0:46 Which potting mix to use?
0:55 Potting mix composition
1:40 Pre-made mixes
1:56 Cactus Mix
2:13 Orchid Mix
2:26 Where to buy?
2:43 When to use amendments?
2:55 Perlite
3:21 Bark & Twigs (Orchid Mix)
3:28 Sand (Cactus mix)
3:35 Peat, Coir, Vermiculite
3:50 How to add amendments?
4:26 Summary
4:51 End
5:40 Cat.

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  1. Hey! These type of videos are great! I would love to watch the one you mentioned about vermiculite & repotting plants in containers with no drainage hole 🌱💚

  2. Thank you so much…..but which brand of potting mix is best for lemongrass and Jasmine flower plants…
    I am using miracle grow but not working much…

  3. Where does compost (from a British garden centre, if that makes any difference) fit into this mix? I know mine contains peat, so I assumed it to be similar to the base mix.

  4. When I killed like my first plants at first did not what was happening but then I was kinda sad because I killed a living thing

  5. Spider plants are my biggest problem. Smh what can I do to dull sustain and have this plant for a long time.

  6. Very simple very informative very easy to follow. Very light hearted. …. I will continue to follow your channel just from this 1 video.

  7. Love these videos. What is the best/easiest plant to start to grow (indoor plant)? Need something that’s not too high maintenance

  8. Thank you so much 😊 This video is the only video that I have found so far, that goes into detail in such a concise, entertaining and scientific way, and is so helpful and interesting! 😀🌻🌺🪴

  9. Can we use miracle-gro sticks in our indoor pots ?i am a newbie and learning to keep my plants alive and healthy

  10. When I didn’t know about planting, I had put my pothos rooted cuttings in a 5” pot with garden soil we had lol. Now that I got into planting and am now obsessed, boy was that a big mistake I made. Thank you for sharing 🙂 I love your style. More videos please.

  11. Amazing video! I am a beginner and I finally found someone explaining to me how I can use different mixtures and why, without necessarily having to make my own mix! <3

  12. Beautiful.. the most I loved was the end part. Best wishes for your upcoming videos and projects. Thank you for sharing. 😊🙏

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