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Written: March 2010 Tools you might need: Gloves, New pot, Your preferred soil mix (medium) Tongs, Tweezers, Window screen Wooden dowel(s), Hand shovel, Top dressing A very good friend and mentor has told me countless times that every plant should be repotted every 3 years. He has been so successful in the Cactus and Succulent community, that I don’t question his logic and just follow his advice. I write this article in honor of Harvey.   There are many reasons to re pot plants. Some of the common ones are: upgrading to a nicer pot, upgrading to a bigger pot,...

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There is a wealth of information out there regarding soil mixes for potted C&S plants and as many recipes to go with it. In this article we hope to help you narrow down your choices and help you make an informed decision on what to use for your plants. Growing conditions, pot choice (plastic vs. clay AND size of pot) climate zone, the plants needs and availability of the raw materials will all factor into the mix you use.   NOTE: If your current mix is working well for you, don’t mess with it! Of course, experimentation is great and encouraged....

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