Premium Aroid and Hoya Potting Mix


Our Aroid & Hoya Potting Mix can be used to grow most Aroid, Hoya and epiphytic type plants. It can be used as a general purpose indoor plant potting mix.

Our Premium Aroid and Hoya has the perfect blend of orchid bark, tree fern fibre, pumice, crushed hardwood charcoal and earthworm castings. It will promote healthier foliage, improve nutrient uptake and assist in reducing transplant shock and encourage better root growth and health. 

Below are some of the properties of our Aroid Potting Mixture.

  • Reduction in the effects of transplant shock: Contains an array of bioactive organic compounds to help plants overcome the effects of transplant shock.
  • Improved absorption of nutrients: Improves the ability of some nutrients to be absorbed by the roots.
  • Good Drainage/Aeration: The ingredients used create a non-clumping substrate and allow for the free movement of air and moisture throughout the root zone, which will help prevent root rot. This will also encourage more and thicker roots to develop. 
  • Moisture: The mix will hold sufficient water without becoming waterlogged. The water will be held in reserve, and released to plants as they need it. The gradual release of water improves plant growth.
  • Moisture Distribution: The moisture will be fairly evenly distributed throughout the pot and this means that most of the root system will have access to moisture and nutrients. In turn, healthy roots will assist with developing stems, foliage, and flowers/fruit.
  • Promotes Microbial Populations: Creates an optimal environment for the development of beneficial microbe populations.
  • Less Salt Build Up: Using a quality fertiliser like Dyna Gro will result in hardly any salt build-up, resulting in less likely hood of root tip burn.
  • Improve Root Health: Some of the ingredients used to create this mix have been observed to reduce root related disease.

Bio Leaf Premium Aroid Mix

When to water your plant?

We have found that watering once every two to three days in summer and once four to five days in winter works for most plants. This can vary depending on:

  • Rate of transpiration, i.e. how much water your plants lose through the leaves (photosynthesis). Plants with a big leaf canopy will consume more water than plants with a few leaves.
  • Relative humidity and temperature. The less humidity and colder temperatures will affect how much water evaporates from the surface of the potting mix. If you live in a colder part of New Zealand, your potting mix will take longer to dry out compared to the warmer areas.

A good rule of thumb is to let the top 3cm of the potting mixture dry out before watering.

Tips For Reducing Transplant Shock

Before you repot your plant, soak it in a solution of fertiliser and seaweed. Seaweed contains plant growth hormones and other biological compounds that stimulate plants to grow and help with overcoming stress. It is good practice to use seaweed weekly for the next six weeks. Doing this will helps your plants overcome the effects of repotting and get them settled and growing in their new home.

A monthly feed of seaweed gently stimulates growth and helps all plants to grow better. 

Bio Leaf Premium Aroid Mix

This potting mix is suitable for all species of ...

  • Alocasia (Elephant Ears or Taro)
  • Aglaonemas (Chinese Evergreens)
  • Anthuriums
  • Caladium (Heart of Jesus)
  • Colocasia
  • Devil's Ivy (Pothos, Epipremnum, Scindapsus)
  • Dieffenbachia (Dumb Canes)
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Hoya
  • Monstera (Cheese Plants, Monstera adansonii, Monkey-Mask Plant)
  • Peace Lilies
  • Philodendrons
  • Rhaphidophora (Monstera minima, Philodendron minima)
  • Syngoniums - Arrow Heads
  • Xanthosoma

Also good for planting rooted cuttings into a pot!