Cactus tipping over in pot- help!

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cactus is about 24" tall and about 4" wide another one is about 36" high (skinny in he middle) and then started to grow good again with 3 little babies around the bottom Should the pot be larger anshould the cactus be staked for strength Must be a certain soil for transplant too?
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 24, 2017
    Sounds like you need a bigger pot. Pick one that is only one size larger than the current pot. Ensure the pot has at least one drainage hole, as cactus plants rot quickly in soggy soil.
    Fill the pot with potting soil made specifically for cactus and succulents. This specialized potting soil has a high level of sand, which promotes drainage. If you prefer to make your own potting soil, combine equal parts of peat, garden soil and clean, coarse sand.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 24, 2017
    Make sure the next size pot is used ,and repot in a cactus soil only. If you still feel the plant is leaning use a bamboo stake with stretch tape to aid in holding it up.

  • Melissa Melissa on Apr 24, 2017
    It sounds like the pots are too small. Even though the root base may not be very big, using a larger pot will give more stability if your cacti are tall.

  • Bill Bill on Apr 28, 2017
    use a stake and put rocks in the bottom of pot plus you need a large pot as cactus can absorb water like a sponge and get very heavy depending on the type of cactus