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'd like us to pot your Bare-Rooted Korean Rare Succulents with Basic Succulent Soil or any of the premium mixes (Akadama or Akadama Blend) in appropriately-sized plastic pots, do remember to purchase "potting" for them here.
Fancy a designer planter instead? Simply do the above, add in the designer planter of an appropriate size and instruct us at checkout for us to pot your babies into the pot purchased.
You could also just get a bag or two for yourself to have some fun potting your precious babies.