Asked on May 24, 2017

Cacti are difficult to transplant,any helpful ideas?

Kra11340787Janet PizaroPatty
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  • Patty
    on May 24, 2017

    Depending on the size, my Mom used to use a pair of tongs or news paper . fold newspapers several times long wise. wrap them around the cactus leaving the ends for "handles". Make sure your paper is a couple inches wide to protect your hands. I hope this is useful.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 24, 2017

    What kind of cacti?
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 25, 2017

    Although many do not realize cacti do not mine overcrowding. So instead of fighting with them do a pot in a pot transplanting.Use a larger pot and add soil,place the cacti pot inside and use the succulent soil all around.
  • Kra11340787
    on May 25, 2017

    i'm not sure how putting one pot into another will help,the few i need to do have outgrown their pots badly,roots are coming out of the bottom and there is no cactus soil you can even see on the top.i may try using men's heavy leather work gloves and using tongs gently to assist.thank you for your input.

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