Akadama is the very same and (perhaps once) mysterious medium you will see exotic succulent and cacti cultivators including our succulent growers using, either in totality or in some variation as a major base. Succulents require extremely well-draining medium to thrive. Not only is it important to not overwater, the correct growing medium can significantly reduce the risk of root rot.
This soiless blend is tailored to mimic an even closer match to a succulent’s natural habitat, maintain the unique benefits of Akadama, and further enhance porosity and nutrient mix from the various grain types and sizes.
Akadama (30% Fine, 30% Regular)
Akadama is mainly from Japan and is formed as a result of the eruptions of Mt. Fuji on Honshu Island across centuries. They’re highly prized among Succulent and Bonsai growers worldwide mainly for its porosity. It is able to retain water and nutrients within its microscopic pores and cavities while draining off any excess water. Akadama also darken when moisten, thereby helping the caretaker know when to water the plant.
Also known as Volcanic Glass, Pumice is able to absorb moisture and allow the moisture to be released when dry. The free draining open structure of Pumice prevents water-logging and allows aeration and effective plant root development.
Volcanic Rock (25%)
Volcanic Rocks are rich in iron, magnesium, nitrogen and other minerals which are excellent for healthy succulents. Not only do they look pretty, the jagged and irregular edges of Volcanic Rocks create gaps within the medium which enhances air circulation and porosity.
AKADAMA SUCCULENT BLEND
Potting: If you purchase pots, we offer free repotting service using basic succulent soil. If you'd like us to help you pot using any of the premium mixes (Akadama or Akadama Mix), please purchase a bag and instruct us to do so – we will use the bag and send you the balance.