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8 qt. Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Soil Mix

  • Enhanced formula contains Miracle-Gro Plant Food
  • Helps prevent soil compaction and provides improved drainage
  • Should only be used for plants in containers
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Grow strong cacti, palms and citruses with Miracle-Gro Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix. The fast-draining formula is enriched with Miracle-Gro Plant Food, so you can be sure your plants are getting the nutrients they deserve. It also contains forest products, sand and perlite to help prevent soil compaction and improve drainage. Specially formulated for use with cactus, palm, citrus and succulents. Get more beautiful, colorful results with Miracle-Gro.

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Specifications

Details

Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (qt)
8
Ideal For Growing
Succulents
Organic
No
Soil Matter
Non-organic
Soil Type
Potting

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council Certified
Yes

Questions & Answers

84Questions20Answers

Where can I find miracle grow African violet potting soil?

Asked by Linda March 10, 2021
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Answer

Please contact us for assistance at 877-220-3089.

Is this good to use for potting protea plants along with peat moss? Does it have low phosphorus l...

Asked by Protea March 9, 2021
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Answer

Miracle-Gro 8 qt. Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Soil Mix is good for potting cactus, palms and citrus plants. The NPK of this product is .06-.02-.04

What is miracle growdoing about the multiple complaints of gnats, fungus, insect eggs, etc. that ...

Asked by Eb March 3, 2021
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We are sorry that you are disappointed with your purchase of Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Soil Mix. Let the soil dry out between each watering, dry soil can help kill the larvae. Most people tend to overwater their plants and this can make the problem worse. Apply at least 1/2 inches of sand on top of the soil of established potted container plants. Larvae cannot burrow through the sand and will die. Sand should be left on the container for several weeks until the problem is solved. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please call 877-220-3089 for assistance. When calling, please refer to this review.

What specifically does mix include? PLEASE LIST INGREDIENTS IINCLUDING ANY wooden pieces. How go...

Asked by Eb March 3, 2021
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Thank you for your question regarding the Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Soil Mix. This soil is regionally formulated with materials derived from one or more of the following: reed sedge, peat composted forest products, and or composted rice hulls, sphagnum peat moss, ground dolomitic, limestone pH adjuster, and a wetting agent. The product may vary from region to region. Please contact us at 877-220-3089 if there is anything else that we can help you with.

Is this good for succulents?

Asked by Jaff February 27, 2021
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YES! They love this soil. The water will not "sit " in the dirt causing root rot and gnats Succulents are a lot like Cactus plants.

Can I use this for my Eucalyptus plant?

Asked by ali January 25, 2021
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We appreciate your question regarding Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Soil Mix. This product can be used both in containers indoor and outdoor containers or to amend native soil when planting in ground. However, it is specifically formulated for use in planting Palm or Cactus it can be used for other ornamentals as well. If you have any further questions or would like further assistance, please contact us at 877-220-3089 and one of our representatives would be glad to assist you.

Is this a good soil to start palm trees and cactuses from seed?

Asked by firefighter3031 November 23, 2020
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I've never started palms or cacti from seed but I would think this is a good soil to do it in. I can tell you that all the succulents and cacti that I have do very well in this potting soil. It drains very well. It's the only potting soil I will use for them.

Is this soil good for perennial flax (linum lewisii)? I’ve read up on the ideal soil and it suggests dry/poor/light soil

Asked by nishi August 25, 2020
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Nishi, the Miracle Gro Cactus Palm & Citrus Potting Mix is good mix for perennial flax as long as it is being grown in a container.

An effective preventative for fungus gnats and other pests that reside in the soil is Diatomaceous Earth. Please be cert

Asked by Aki July 27, 2020
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Answer

Please feel free to reach out if we can be of any assistance. 877-220-3089

Is it normal to have large pieces of wood in this soil?

Asked by Bigjoe200325 June 23, 2020
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yes, i usually sift it out with a coarse mesh and mix with perlite to keep it from compacting.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 449 reviews
  • 58% recommend this product
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No problems here!
I use this product on all my cacti, I never had a problem other then I might of over watered them a couple of times. I leave them out in the summer and bring them in the fallen. I have several different kinds of cacti and each are doing well. I have bought several bags to repot some of them and still not a problem with any bugs, gnats or mushrooms. Well maybe occasional caterpillar from outside. LOL all my cacti were purchased local and starters in 2013. I have had great results with miraclegro potting soil for cacti!
by MyGreenThumb
Fugues and mushrooms
Bough this to repot my succulents and weeks later notice mushrooms/fugues growing in one of the my pot. Didn't really bother me at first because it was just one pot but then later on all my other pots starts to grow and have thick mushrooms coming out. That's when I really got mad.
by Chu
Response from Consumer Service Sep 28, 2020
Chu, we are sorry to hear of your experience with Miracle-Gro® Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix. Our growing media products are not sterilized, and may contain microorganism including fungus. The fungus/mold only becomes a problem if there is an overgrowth. Overgrowth occurs when the soil is too wet. For soil that has not been used yet, allow it to dry out on some newspaper outside before using. For soil that has already been used, allow the plants to dry out a bit between watering. If you are still unhappy with the product, you may reach us at https://tinyurl.com/y9nlw5xl.
Eggs in soil -avoid
I bought two bags of this soil over the weekend and found eggs in both bags. Unfortunately before realizing they were eggs I squeezed one and its contents squirted on my face. Avoid this, it was pretty gross. I’d used the soil before without issue, but this time around the bags were full of eggs. I returned and am going with another brand.
by Jenn
Response from Miracle-gro TeamSep 24, 2020
We are sorry to hear that you encountered issues with Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Mix. We do have a product guarantee that covers all of our products that we would be happy to extend to you. We would like to discuss this issue more with you so that we can extend to you this guarantee as well as to learn more about this issue. At your earliest convenience, please contact us and refer to your review to see what can be done. We can be reached at 877-220-3089. miracle-gro
9 people found this helpful
Weevil Eggs In Soil
Despite the reviews I decided to give this soul a try. I dug a little into the soil, and begin to find a bunch of weevil eggs and some that had hatched. This definitely an issue and you should avoid this soil.
by Shida
Response from Miracle-gro TeamSep 24, 2020
We apologize for the experience you have had with Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Mix. We would be interested in hearing more about the issue so that we can take the appropriate steps to prevent this in the future. We also have a product guarantee that we would be happy to extend to you. At your earliest convenience, please contact us and refer to your review to see what can be done. We can be reached at 877-220-3089. miracle-gro
9 people found this helpful
Worked fine for my succulents
I mix this 50/50 with perlite for my succulents to allow for better drainage so that my succulents don't have "wet feet". And so far so good. I know some people have experienced bugs in their soil, but I think that may be a regional thing. But so far so good for me.
by Dennis
4 people found this helpful
Cactus saver !
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have had problems with my cactus plants not doing so well. I changed the soil to Scott’s and they are thriving! I couldn’t be happier. Great product! I will not go back to any other products. They never work as great as Scott’s
by chris262
Avoid The Entire Brand
I’ve bought 3 different bags of Miracle-Gro from different locations and the only constant are the GNAT EGGS that hatch after you’ve planted everything. I’m losing my mind over here trying to save my infested plants. Miracle-Gro is a mess.
by VM
Response from Miracle-gro TeamSep 22, 2020
We apologize for your frustration regarding Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Mix. Insects could not survive the composting and packing process. However, it is possible for them to enter the bag during shipping and storage. You can apply about 1/2 inch of horticultural sand on top of the soil of potted plants. Larvae cannot burrow through the sand and will die. We are dedicated to providing consumers with high quality products at a value price, and if we have not done that in this case, we would like to discuss this with you directly and have the opportunity to make it right for you. Please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 at your earliest convenience. miracle-gro
6 people found this helpful
So sad!!!! I should have read the reviews prior my purchase. ALL of my houseplants got fungus gna...
So sad!!!! I should have read the reviews prior my purchase. ALL of my houseplants got fungus gnat after repotted with this soil ( I bought 3 large bags) .i didn’t realize it was the soil’s problem until the 15th plants starts the gnat problem. Seriously, none my other plants has gnats but ALL of those with this soil. I tried repot again, add sands and stones, tried Neem oil, and now trying hydrogen peroxide to get rid of the gnats. Hopefully I can get rid of these annoying bugs. Anyone can recommend another brand or type of soil please? The gnats not just found on the top 2” soil But also at the bottom of the soil got baby gnats too, I also put lots of yellow gnat traps , can you imagine that i have to change the trap EVERY SINGLE DAY?
by Angela1111
Response from Miracle-gro TeamAug 26, 2020
We apologize for the issues you have encountered with Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Soil Mix. Insects could not survive the composting and packing process. However, it is possible for them to enter the bag during shipping and storage. You can apply about 1/2 inch of horticultural sand on top of the soil of potted plants. Larvae cannot burrow through the sand and will die. We do have a product guarantee that covers all of our products that we would be happy to extend to you. We would like to discuss this issue more with you so that we can extend to you this guarantee as well as to learn more about this issue. At your earliest convenience, please contact us and refer to your review to see what can be done. We can be reached at 877-220-3089. Miracle-gro
13 people found this helpful
fungus gnat eggs
bought this today and there are fungus gnat eggs everywhere! taking so much time to remove them.
by mogs
Response from Consumer Services Jul 13, 2020
We apologize for your dissatisfaction regarding Miracle-Gro Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix. We would be interested in speaking with you in further detail so that we can both extend to you our guarantee as well as learn more about this issue to make a more complete report to our Quality Assurance Department. We can be reached at http://tinyurl.com/noc5mcg
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