Aloe plants and succulents hold high moisture in their foliage. Hence, they need more draining soil than regular potting soil. Use these 4 ingredients to make the best aloe vera soil mix.
Coco coir is a sustainable potting soil that can hold water up to a third of its weight, just like peat moss. Its pH is around 6.0, which is good for most indoor plants.
Perlite is a naturally occurring mineral that enhances drainage and aeration of the aloe vera soil mix.
Sand is a cheap amendment that ensures the soil drains excess water properly. It's widely available and cheap.
Orchid bark creates large air pockets in the soil mix, which help excess water drain faster than regular potting soil.
To create my aloe vera soil, combine all the ingredients in equal parts and simply mix them well.
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