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How to transplant a cactus

Table of contents:

  1. Transplanted cactus: how and when to best?
  2. Provide comfort to the new tenant
  3. A photo

Beginner gardeners, who are worried that notwill be able to cope with the flowers that require special care and the creation of special conditions for a successful "living" in an apartment, it may be advisable to buy a cactus. This unpretentious desert dwellers will survive even if forget to water and feed him.

Transplanted cactus: how and when to best?

The soil from the store for cactus

The soil from the store for cactus

The only thing that, perhaps, will requiresome explanation - how to transplant a cactus, and when to do it? If your plant looks good, different elasticity, regular blooms, roots do not dry out, then you should not worry.

Note!Cacti generally thrive in small containers.

Got out at the bottom of a pot of cactus roots

Got out at the bottom of a pot of cactus roots

Lift the pot, inspect the bottom: if through the drain hole punched roots transplant is needed. She will also need, if there is some sluggishness plants if stopped or slowed growth, as well as in cases when your cactus has become the object of attack of pests. Sometimes transplanting cactus required immediately after it was purchased, when it is clear that the native flower pot small.

When transplanted cactus

When transplanted cactus

How best to perform a transplant? Firstly, you need to focus on the season.

Experienced growers recommend to make thisprocedure spring or summer, when the cactus is actively growing. The reason is simple: this time the flower is easier to survive the damage to the roots, which are inevitable for the transplant. In winter, there is a possibility that cuts the roots may rot.

Note!Another florist should be remembered: the cactus for a better survival rate should be repotted in a dry soil, and a few days (about a week), then do not water.

This rule is contrary to the general principlestransplantation of other plants that need to be well watered as soon as they appear in the "new home". If you do not take this into account, then your pet, who came to Europe from the hot dry deserts, can not settle down in the waterlogged soil.

To prevent errors during transplantation, watch the video: they tell and show step by step the whole procedure.

Pour gravel in the pot

Pour gravel in the pot

The plant is necessary to take a pair of tweezers (you can justhand, but then it is better to wear gloves), gently pull out of the ground, clean the roots from the old soil and gently "seat" in the new pot. New "apartment" pet must be carefully prepared: to put down a large gravel, gravel smaller then, and only then pour the soil for cactus.

Proper planting cactus

Proper planting cactus

Sometimes advised the soils mixed with sand. This is to ensure that the soil is well miss the water - cactus is an important moment.

The soil and drainage for cactus

The soil and drainage for cactus

How to choose a pot? See photos: The size of the new pot should be only slightly larger than the old. In a large pot cactus in danger to be flooded.

Choose a pot bigger

Choose a pot bigger

Provide comfort to the new tenant

You bought a cactus examined, have not noticed any problems, but still want to put it in the container that you feel successful?

Note!Then you can perform a simple handling: a flower with an old earthen mixture should be gently moved to a fresh, careful not to touch the roots.

Handling of cactus

Handling of cactus

So it is possible to transplant a cactus after purchase. It happens that the plant does not want to leave his former "house". Then turn the pot and tap the bottom - soft flower should fall directly into your hand.

Transplanting a cactus in the store bought

Transplanting a cactus in the store bought

If you have brought home arm of cactus,donated by friends, we must be prepared for the fact that he did not go into growth at once. The new tenant will need time to settle. Place it in a bright place, pour in 5-7 days. Soon you will notice that the flower is feeling better, and only when it will bloom - it will mean that they feel comfortable in your home.

Correct transplanting cactus

Correct transplanting cactus

Transplanted cactus is easy - perhaps evenlighter than many other colors. The main thing - do not forget about safety precautions and the time to put on gloves to protect hands from corrosive thorns. In the future, this operation will have prodelyvat no more frequently than once every 3 years: a cactus - a plant unpretentious, and will for a long time to feel good in the newly found "home".

I wish you success in floriculture!

A photo

Pour on top of the gravel

Pour on top of the gravel

Obkladyvayut cactus stones

Obkladyvayut cactus stones

Transplanted cactus

Transplanted cactus

transplanted cactus

transplanted cactus

How to transplant a cactus
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