Potting up a Cactus

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STEP 1

Here we have a bare rooted cactus and a suitable pot. Ensure that the pot is not too big or too small for the cacti.  eg. For a plant with a diameter of 40 to 60mm, a pot of 100mm would be appropriate size. Ensure the pot has drainage hole/s.

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STEP 2

Use a thick glove when handling the cacti. Put some cacti soil in the pot before placing the cacti so that the roots are not in contact with the bottom of the pot. 

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STEP 3

Add soil around the roots, being careful not to damage them.

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STEP 4

Use a spoon or similar to pack down the soil slightly. Make sure the plant is centered in the pot to ensure it looks at its best.

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STEP 5

Pour some gravel or stone around the cacti to stop soil from being washed away and make the plant look nicer =)
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Wallah! Now you have a nice new prickle buddy to show off to your friends.

Most cacti need about 2 -6 hours of sunlight a day to get the best growth and flowers. Ensure that you don't over-water your cacti; about once every 2-3 weeks in hot months and once every 5-6 weeks in cold months will be suffice. Also ensure that the water can drain freely from the pot otherwise the soil will remain moist and the cacti will besome sad and die.
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