Cactus
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My cactus soil is not drying

Zone Mays Landing , NJ near Atlantic City | nancyc added on August 22, 2015 | Answered

I added perlite but still holding too much moisture. What can I do? Should I repot them again and not water them? It's been 2 days and still very wet. I'm worried they might rot because of the water retention.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 23, 2015

I would purchase a premixed Cactus Soil potting mix.

Or you can mix your own.
To much moisture will indeed rot the Cactus.
Make sure you have not used to large of a pot, most Cactus prefer or will do better with a crowded pot.

Here are a few links for you.

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

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