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Tkhan
Jul 10, 2017 8:27 AM CST
Hi all
I want to repot my cactus It's a foot long
I have regular potting mix perlite and about 2 cups of cactus mix
Can I mix all these and repot my cactus
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Philipwonel
Jul 10, 2017 9:18 AM CST
I use equal parts of potting mix and washed sand.
Drains well.
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2017 12:34 PM CST
I wouldn't repot. Your pot is plenty big for that size plant.
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Baja_Costero
Jul 10, 2017 12:38 PM CST
You can repot if you like (use potting mix plus an equal amount of perlite, with your leftover cactus mix blended in). It's not urgent. The plant will be more compact (shorter) if it gets more light. Not sure what your options are in that respect but try to provide as much light as possible, like right by your sunniest window if it's indoors.
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tarev
Jul 10, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Hello Tkhan, if it were mine, I would repot the haworthia, the smaller one in your current container to its separate container, but use a smaller, shallower one for it. I will leave the Euphorbias (the taller ones) in its present container.

Your media sounds okay to me. Position in part sun then slowly to more light. When it is very warm outdoors, the Euphorbia you have will enjoy watering, just got to make sure the media is gritty and well draining.
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WillC
Jul 10, 2017 6:27 PM CST
I agree with with Daisy and Tarev about not repotting. If you prefer the look of the terra cotta pot, then simply place the black plastic pot inside the terra cotta pot. That will leave the roots undisturbed.
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Christine
Jul 11, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Ditto to what WillC said, but I'd add small pebbles to the bottom of the Terra cotta
pot for drainage and some air circulation
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tarev
Jul 11, 2017 8:40 AM CST
No need to put rocks below the media, it will just create a perched water table. Water needs to drain freely. Better to mix in more perlite or pumice to allow air below and lessen soil compacting overtime that suffocates the roots.
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Tkhan
Jul 11, 2017 8:53 AM CST
Thank you all
I may just take the haworthia out !
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Tkhan
Jul 11, 2017 11:13 PM CST
Thank you all
I may just take the haworthia out !

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