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Cactus growing too tall for its pot. Afraid it will tip over.

Zone 60626 | Anonymous added on December 17, 2019 | Answered

My cactus is fairly skinny, but appears to be healthy. It is now over 2 feet tall in a 6 inch pot. I am always afraid the roots will pull out and it will tip.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on December 19, 2019

The cactus has outgrown its pot and needs to be repotted into a larger container with good drainage. In addition to a more stable base, the increased soil volume will provide better water and nutrient holding capacity. Use a cactus/succulent potting soil. And you may need to support the plant with a stake to prevent toppling.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/cactus-repotting-info.htm

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