Daltons Premium Potting Mix
Daltons Premium Potting Mix is a blend of high quality ingredients and fertilisers designed specifically for growing indoor and outdoor plants in containers. Daltons Premium Potting Mix can also be used as a garden soil amendment when planting garden beds or ornamental shrubs.
- Blended from 100% organic and renewable ingredients
- Contains coco fibre to increase moisture retention and promote healthy root development
- Contains Permawet® wetting agent to ensure even moisture distribution throughout container
- Guaranteed weed free
- Contains controlled release fertilisers that provide up to 10 months complete nutrient supply
- Commercially proven - used by professional nurserymen throughout New Zealand.
- Daltons Premium Potting Mix 5L
- Daltons Premium Potting Mix 15L
- Daltons Premium Potting Mix 30L
Ensuring your plants thrive and flourish generally requires repotting annually. Repotting allows the roots to develop as the plant grows and also provides new nutrients from the added potting mix to promote new growth. If potting up a new plant, make sure you have read the plant label carefully and follow any instructions as to specific plant requirements. As a guideline, the following instructions are best practice:
1. Ensure the plant to be potted is thoroughly moist before potting or repotting.
2. Trim any damaged or tangled roots, loosen up the root ball and clean off the top 1cm of the old mix to eliminate any weeds.
3. Partially fill a clean, free draining container with Daltons Premium Potting Mix.
4. Place the plant in the container and adjust the potting mix under the plant until it is at the desired height.
5. Fill the rest of the container to approximately 2cm from the top, gently tapping to ensure the mix distributes throughout the roots.
6. Water the plant and allow to drain. Leave in a shaded spot for 2-3 days to establish.
7. Overwatering is a common problem for indoor plants. Water regularly, but care must be taken not to overwater.
For potting or repotting some sensitive or specialised crops in containers, the best results may be achieved by using one of the following Daltons specialised mixes:
Daltons African Violet Mix
Daltons Acid Mix
Daltons Cacti & Succulent Mix
Daltons Orchid Mix
Daltons Low Phosphorus Potting Mix
Repotting and Feeding Container Plants
Daltons Premium Potting Mix contains coco fibre, bark fines and pumice that provide the very best structure, air filled porosity and water holding capacity for growing in containers. Water holding capacity, drainage and nutrients are the most important aspects of container growing and it is the drainage/aeration properties of a potting mix that are most affected by the choice of container. Since all potting mixes break down with time causing the drainage and aeration to worsen, it is best to re-pot each Spring and replace at least 1/3 of the volume of the potting mix with fresh material.
The ideal nutrient supply for container growing comes from controlled release coated fertilisers which release nutrients in response to mix temperatures and moisture content. Daltons Premium Potting Mix contains these fertilisers to feed your plants for up to 10 months. For extra feeding after that period use a quality controlled release fertiliser such as Daltons Goldcote and refer to container for instructions.
How much do I need?
Our volume calculator can help you to work out how may bags of the product you will need. You'll need to know:
- Length of your garden box or area
- Width of you garden box or area
- How deep you're going to lay the product
- Which product and bag sizes you want to use
"Daltons Premium Potting Mix is the perfect blend of organic ingredients and fertilisers for growing a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants in containers. Indoor plants not only brighten a room, they make us feel healthier and happier and help purify the air. So whether it’s a patio tub, indoor fern, palm, flowering plant, or even topiary, give your plants the very best potting mix."
Xanthe White is a well-known New Zealand landscape designer and TV personality. Read more from Xanthe here.