Well-Draining Aloe Vera Soil

An all-natural, well-drained, and aerated potting mix for your aloe vera plant
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☑ A high-quality aloe vera potting mix comprising Earth Positive ingredients that enhance drainage, nutrient retention, and soil aeration
☑ Free from unsustainable materials like sphagnum peat moss, perlite, pumice, and coco coir!
☑ Improves soil fertility and beneficial microbes by reducing the need for chemical fertilizer

Vegan Compost

Our Indoor Potting Mix contains vegan compost (aged compost) that packs essential nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. The organic material in the compost also improves soil aeration and drainage, so your aloe plant roots get plenty of breathing space. 

Moreover, the organic matter naturally boosts soil nutrients, reducing the need for chemical fertilizer. 

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Biochar, a carbon-negative soil amendment, makes Rosy’s Indoor Potting Mix perfect for your aloe vera plant. 

It provides good drainage, so the plant’s roots remain dry. It also optimizes nutrient retention so your aloe vera leaves stay thick and fleshy.

The best part?
This earth-positive ingredient removes CO2 from the carbon cycle!

For each ton of biochar produced, three tons of CO2 is removed from the atmosphere. So it’s the perfect alternative to carbon intensive ingredients like sphagnum peat moss and perlite.

Root Boosting Mycorrhizae

Rosy’s aloe potting mix includes plant-friendly fungi — Mycorrhizae (mahy-kuh-rahy-zee). The fungi mesh with your aloe vera’s roots and help your indoor plant access water and nutrients better.     

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

For the best results, we suggest moistening Rosy before using it for your aloe vera. 

Simply add this potting mix to a container and sprinkle it with water until it holds enough to release a few drops when squeezed. 

Step 2: Prepare the Pot 

Fill ⅓ of a well-draining pot with our aloe potting mix.    

Step 3: Plant

Gently release your aloe vera plant from its current container and loosen the roots before centering the plant into the new pot. Then, fill the remaining space with more pre-moistened Rosy but leave an inch at the top for watering.     

Step 4: Water

Gently water aloe from the top until it drains from the bottom.   

For future waterings, we recommend bottom watering. You can occasionally top water to flush the soil.     

Our complete supply chain (from manufacturing to transportation) has a net negative carbon footprint.

The Rosy Aloe Vera Soil Mix captures over 2 kg of CO2 from the carbon cycle — thanks to our sustainable shipping, packaging, and carbon-negative ingredients, especially biochar. 

To get deeper insights into our carbon footprint, read our Life Cycle Assessment.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost

ALSO CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS 

Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

About Aloe Vera Soil & Care

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) is a popular houseplant known for its thick leaf system. 

This succulent plant is also known for the magical benefits of the aloe vera gel. 

Naturally, aloe vera grows in sandy soil with limited moisture and nutrients. It also thrives in a bright spot with lots of direct sunlight.

Moreover, as this succulent can store its food, you won’t need to add fertilizer often.

Best Soil For Aloe Vera

Regular potting soil, gardening soil, or all-purpose soil mix isn’t great for aloe vera since the soil usually has moisture-retaining properties. 

For an aloe plant, the best soil is fast draining soil like Rosy Soil, succulent soil mix or cactus soil (cactus mix).

Let’s find out all about aloe vera potting soil:

A. Characteristics 

The main characteristics of aloe vera potting soil are:

  • Drainage: Aloe vera is susceptible to root rot, so it prefers soil with good drainage.
  • Aeration: This indoor plant likes well-aerated potting soil, which promotes oxygen circulation and helps roots absorb atmospheric moisture.
  • Fertility: Ensure that your potting mix (or succulent soil) has the right nutrients for your houseplant. 
  • Soil pH: This succulent plant can tolerate acidic to alkaline soil (pH of 5.5-8.5).

B. Ingredients

The right soil for an aloe vera plant should contain ingredients (like biochar) that improve soil drainage while providing ample breathing space for plant roots. 

It may also contain coarse sand, lava rock, and pine bark chips for better porosity and aeration. 

Avoid a potting mix (or any other potting soil type) that contains peat moss.

Why?
In addition to being unsuitable, peat moss retains a lot of moisture which can cause root rot — not best to maintain dry conditions. 

And when peat soil dries out, it repels water, stopping it from reaching the aloe’s roots.

Aloe Vera Plant Care

Growing aloe vera is pretty simple.

Here’s a beginner-friendly guide for aloe vera plant care:

  • Aloe vera loves a spot with lots of bright, direct sunlight. But it can grow indoors in indirect sunlight, preferably beside a north facing window.  
  • Don’t move your plant from indirect light to full sun directly — it may cause sunburn and turn the aloe vera leaves yellow. For a smooth transition, expose aloe to direct sunlight slowly.
  • Water your aloe plant when the top 2-3 inches of the soil go dry. Overwatering can cause root rot or even leaf rot. Also, the pot should have a drainage hole so the excess water can run out from the bottom of the pot.
  • Repot when aloe grows leggy or outgrows its container.
  • To propagate aloe vera, you can take a leaf cutting from the mother plant or use aloe’s offsets (new plants attached to the parent plant.) Leave the leaf cutting or offsets in a dry place for a day, so they form calluses. You can then plant the propagations.

The best seasons to propagate aloe vera are summer and spring.

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Interesting soil seems great.

I’ve transplanted all that I could for about 3 weeks now and all of the plants appear very happy. I enjoyed working with it also. I would definitely plant more of my plants in the soil.

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Let it grow!!

This stuff rocks. Good for the earth and a catalyst for adding houseplants to my collection!

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Great Drainage

Very good aeration and drainage, I tend to over water and because of the excellent drainage me and my plants are on very good terms.

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My plants love it!

I’m really happy with this soil mix. I repotted four plants with this mix 2 months ago and my plants are very happy. My monstera has grown 6 new leaves sine repotting. I did major surgery on my jade and it has put out so many new little leaves. I do pick out little mushrooms often but it doesn’t bother me. Will be purchasing again.

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Grew a new leaf!

I planted some cuttings from a plant I dropped. At first I was a little apprehensive because the soil is really dark lol….but after 3 weeks she seems to be doing great. She even grew a new leaf 🤗.

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Love this soil!!

I got a bag of Rosy just in time to repot a few plants. Loved it so much that I ordered two more bags. I absolutely loved how well my plant babies adjusted, there was no stress or plant shock. They have been rocking it out in Rosy soil for a good 3-weeks now, still doing great and even have new growth on a few.

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Plants are thriving.

I've been using ROSY soil for a little over a year now, and my plants have never been happier. I've noticed a significant improvement in the overall health of my pothos, with extremely fast growth. It's very easy to work with and provides everything your plant needs to thrive. I was able to use the abundance of growth to propagate more healthy pothos plants - all potted in ROSY. I would recommend this to any plant parent!

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I love this soil

I love this soil. They're so beautiful and growing so fast

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Repotting my plants

I received my FIRST order on Saturday. The bag was huge! I repotted my neanthe Bella palm and she is adjusting nicely. Then I used the rest to repot a huge sansevieria that I received last month and which was rootbound. This soil was extremely easy to work with and I managed to transfer my sansevieria into a larger pot with no difficulty. I appreciate the time which the team has taken to answer all of my questions regarding this soil. I am highly recommending and will definitely purchase again

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nutrient dense

High quality, nutrient dense soil

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