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Q.How To Transplant A Large Spiny Cactus From The Ground Into A Pot?

Zone West Los Angeles CA | Anonymous added on January 18, 2022 | Answered

I’ve had this baby in the ground for at least 30 years. It had been growing taller in the last few and reaching towards the sun. It has shallow roots. I would like to put it in a pot. Any suggestions on how to keep in upright in the pot. It’s so heavy I worry about it tipping over in a small pot. Thank you.

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Answered on January 20, 2022

You could add a small trellis to the container and loosely tie the cacti to it. You also can cut it back. Here are some tips for transplanting that should help:



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