Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 27
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MJLG If works
Used it to plant sedum in a concrete planter. The sedum took off beautifly and hasnt stopped. Great product!
April 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JanzHandz Great for potted citrus and cact.
This is nice and coarse with great drainage. My citrus are thriving. Just found this recently; my potted grapefruit is covered with blossoms.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by madie8299 WORST PURCHASE EVER
I recently purchased succulents as gifts for my grandmother and mother. I put together arrangements for them both, and for both containers of plants I used Miracle Grow Cactus Palm and Citrus soil. Big mistake. The soil has become a breeding ground for both mushrooms and fungus gnats.We haven't even watered the poor plants in attempt to kill them all off. I looked in the left over half full bag, which has been sitting in my room by the way, and there are millions of tiny mushrooms sprouting up as well as a cloud of gnats. I am disgusted and so disappointed that Miracle Grow would ruin such an important gift. I will never purchase from them again.
January 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gonequilting Full of spiders
I had two lemon trees I had started from seed a year ago. They were doing so well except the soil had fungus gnats from the Miracle Gro I had used. I tried everything to get rid of the gnats. I finally decided to just start over. I very carefully removed the trees. Washed the roots. Got a new pot and new soil. Huge mistake. I left town for a few days and when I came back I was inspecting the soil and saw something move! I took a plastic fork and ruffed up the soil to find dozens of thumbnail sized spiders in the soil!! That was it!! I am SO done with Miracle Gro!
December 31, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bbagin Fungus Gnats love it!
I have used this soil twice now, once for my pineapple plants and a few years later for my Snake plant. It is the worst for festering Fungus Gnats! Both times i have gotten colonies of those flys and only in the ones with this soil. All other plants in my house with standard potting soil didn't have a issue. Also i would assume a soil for desert plants would dry out easily, if find that it always seems damp. Adding to a environment that the gnats love.
September 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pat22407 Fungus Gnats and Miracle Grow
I have never been a “gardener” but love flowers and plants. So, now that I’m retired, this spring I took up “gardening” in a BIG way.
While walking through Home Depot I noticed a display of small, but interesting, plants. I soon learned the plants were succulents. Now I could garden both outside and inside. I bought several plants that day, and many more since, and a bag of Miracle-Gro Cactus, Palm & Citrus Soil.
Within weeks of starting my inside succulent garden, my daughter and I began to notice tiny, black insects flying around in the great room and the sunroom. I have since learned they are “fungus gnats.” I used several sprays but they didn’t work. Then I put sticky “insect/fly catchers” in the living room, dining room, and sun room, where most of my succulents live. They worked but not well enough.
Unfortunately, I haven’t “learned to live” with the insects. I’ve been considering throwing away all of my succulents. But, I’ve invested a lot of money in plants, soil, and containers.
So, I decided to use a different soil than I originally used for my succulents. I searched the Home Depot website for cactus/succulent soil. The first three soils listed were Miracle-Gro soils. Number three was the soil I used for my succulents …Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Soil.
The first three customer questions and answers advised AGAINST using Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Soil. And, two of the three comments mentioned “gnats.”
Another customer comment:
“… I purchased two 8 qt bags of Miracle Gro Moisture control potting mix. I used it to repot plants I wanted to over winter in my home. It was not long before I started seeing fungus gnats indoors.”
So, I think I have found the reason behind the insects flying around my house.
My mother used Miracle-Gro products for her “house plants.” So, my “go-to” brand has been always been Miracle-Gro for indoor plants. Unfortunately, it seems that Miracle-Gro products containing “moisture” don’t live up to the Miracle-Gro reputation.
November 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Levy Do not buy for cactus
The soil retains far too much water for cactus and attracts gnats. Stay away.
September 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Awesome, wish it was bigger bag
My banana tree loves this type of soil as it is well draining. Unfortunately, this tiny bag runs out fast. I think that you should at least produce a 16 qt bag. Palm trees and citruses tend to grow very big.
July 29, 2015