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Can I Use Multi-Purpose Compost for Indoor Plants?

If you’re one for having indoors plants around your home, you may have stumbled across specific compost and plant food for your precious pots, but a frequently asked question from gardening enthusiasts up and down the UK is whether multi-purpose compost is suitable for indoor plants.

In this guide, we outline once and for all if you can use multi-purpose compost for indoor plants and what benefits you can expect to see.

Can I use multi-purpose compost for indoor plants?

Yes, you can use multi-purpose compost for indoor and house plants, but you’ll need to look out for some labels. In some cases, compost will be bought in bulk bags so you’ll have to double check with the supplier beforehand.

If a potting mix or type of compost is identifiable as ‘multipurpose’ or ‘all-purpose’ which outlines it’s suitable for indoor or outdoor plants, then you’re safe to use it for your houseplants.

Does normal compost actually work for house plants?

Typically, compost labelled as ‘indoor compost’ may have a few things added to make it a bit more suitable for indoor plants, but the majority of added ingredients will just be used for marketing purposes.

With this in mind, compost such as Mushroom Compost will be absolutely fine to use for your indoor plants and will provide benefits such as:

  • Promotes extra strong root development
  • Improves soil structure
  • Increases soil nutrition

Summary – Is multi-purpose compost okay for house plants?

To conclude, if you’re thinking of using a multi-purpose compost such as Mushroom Compost for indoor and house plants, then they’ll be fine to use. Keeping your plants in healthy condition is paramount and a quality soil can provide that too – find out the difference between compost and topsoil in our guide.

Looking to buy compost in bulk?

Based in Hambledon, Hampshire, Alsoils+ can supply Mushroom Compost for all those who are local to the Portsmouth area and further surrounding towns and cities. Alsoils+ have been servicing domestic and trade customers for over 35 years with the highest quality compost, leaving you safe in the knowledge that we can cater for your needs.
Our Mushroom Compost is both high-quality and affordable for all purposes. With its highly versatile and low maintenance nature, it acts as the ideal soil conditioner for indoor plants.

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The Alsoils Team

For more than three decades, Alsoils has been a trusted name in delivering superior soil, compost products and offering landscaping services. Based in Hampshire, Alsoils caters to a diverse clientele, including both homeowners and businesses. Our team are experts in all things gardening, so you can be sure you get the very best advice for topsoil, compost, manure and so much more!

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