Use of River sand for better drainage in soil is appreciated by plant lovers all over the world. These sand particles are in range of 1 mm-3 mm. It also provides protection from termites. This works as a substitute of Perlite while making potting mix for succulents, Adenium and Rose plants. But it cannot absorb oxygen or needful nutrients, however this can be done efficiently with use of perlite or pumice stones. But due to cheaper price and easy availability of sand, this is widely used in potting mix of all types of plants. It improves overall health of plants.