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Q.Clay Stuck To The Bottom Of Golden Barrel Cactus? Very Few Roots.

Zone UK | jen3366 added on August 28, 2020 | Answered

Hello, I have been gifted a golden barrel cactus and realised that the soil took far too long to dry, hence decided to repot into some better drainage mix. Upon removing the soil around the roots, I noticed how few roots it has and there was a slab of wet clay stuck to the bottom of the cactus. I removed most of the soil and clay as I could without damaging it too much (please see attached photos) What can I do to save this cactus? Should I continue to remove all the clay that I can or just repot it back up after a few days after it’s dried? Any help much appreciated.

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Answered on August 31, 2020

Don't remove anything else, but don't plant it back in clay!!! This is the worst thing you could do for this cactus.

If you aren't familiar with how to mix up a cactus soil, then your best option will be a pre-mixed cactus mix.

This article will help you:


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