Terrarium Substrate (ABG Mix)

Size: 2.5L
Sale price£5.49

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Originally designed and developed for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (hence ABG), this has been the go-to mix for vivarium and terrarium enthusiasts for years.

Our ABG mix is based on the original Atlanta Botanical Gardens substrate recipe. It is fern fibre based and designed for long life span. ABG is designed for long term use in humid vivarium because of the following qualities:

Fast draining – it's a porous airy mix that doesn't get bogged down.

Moist but not boggy – the components, whilst fast-draining, do retain moisture well to prevent root dry out.

Nutrient retention – whilst the mix itself isn't nutrient heavy, the components hold onto nutrients well, ensuring a good growing cycle.

Minimal compaction – due to fibrous components, it's very resistant to compaction over time. 

Long lasting – ABG can be used for a number of years before needing to be replaced.

As Stocked by the UK's Leading Brands

Our premium, peat free houseplant potting soils and substrates are stocked by the UK's leading plant shops, garden centres and plant brands, including:


rhs growtropicals kew growtropicals blue diamond growtropicals

Wholesale Customers

Interested in becoming a wholesale stockist? Our custom substrate range is available for wholesale customers in 2.5L and 8L for retail and also 40L sacks. For more information click here.

Recycling Scheme

All our substrates are now shipped in new resealable packaging. Once you've used the contents, simply post the bag back (or return in person) to us and we'll refill it for a 15% discount. Contact us for more information.

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