I bought 2 cacti on clearance. I water them a tiny bit every few days

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Can i replant them with succulents in potting soil. Thanks, renischlesinger@gmail.com

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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 20, 2017
    Cactus needs sandier soil and not as much watering as succulents. If you can leave the cactus in a small pot and plant that, you could keep it dryer and try it that way.

    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 20, 2017
      P.S. Make sure you do not water them until they have been dry. That is why you want them in a different pot instead of potting soil. They will rot if they are water every couple days, way too much water!

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 20, 2017
    Yes, you can replant them in potting soil with your other succulents. I'm afraid you might be watering them too much though. Cacti and most succulents thrive in very dry conditions. I water mine once a week and very small amounts of water. Not like my regular house plants. I hope this helps you. Happy Holidays.

  • Jacx Jacx on Dec 20, 2017
    Over watering will kill them for sure, they rot! Buy a cati potting mix, wouldn't water more than once a month. They live in the desert! Once rot starts, they are done.

  • Michele Michele on Dec 20, 2017
    . reI wouldn't. In Wisconsin I bring my cacti outside in a protected area in a hot dry area of our porch. I only give them water once a week. This time of year, I bring them indoors in our sunroom, where they get light, but I don't heat that room, and it gets into the 50's. They are planted in gravelly sand, and I water only slightly every other week in wint

  • Yylowinger Yylowinger on Dec 20, 2017
    Cactus and succulents should be in cacti/succulent dirt. Regular potting soil doesn't have enough sand and so retain water longer which isn't good for the cacti/succulents.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 21, 2017
    use cacti and succulent soil only and make sure the container has drainage holes