AzFlora ENG — Published 8 months ago
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In this video we are talking about TOP 5 common mistakes in cactus care. The list of mistakes is prepared when analyzing the statistics of questions on social networks, when an amateur asks us for a help. From year to year the TOP 5 is constant and doesn't change.

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AzFlora ENG JB TravelsSolo left this comment and we've answered it!

"This video is wrong on so many levels..
You dont take into account people living in different climates and different parts of the world
You dont take into account how different species grow require different care.. Not all cactus are desert cactus,
You assume the problem with wet feet has to do with lighting due the arc of the sun at certain times of the year and pot size.. when really it has more to do with soil composition, drainage material and watering cycles. If you havea good living soil your plants will do best this has been proven time and time again. Nobody should sterilize the soil for that reason and also a sterile medium only makes it a faster target for nasty organisms as they normally reproduce faster than good organisms. When your soil is sterile there is nothing for those nasties to compete with and they flourish. Especially when growing from seed."


1. The video is called TOP 5 mistakes in the care of cacti. In order to describe and show all the mistakes and combinations of errors - it is necessary to create hours-long series about this topic. For this reason, we do not accept the claim.
2. Regardless of whether the plant is planted in sand or clay, whether it is desert or forest, whether it comes from the temperate zone or from the tropics — roots will die if they are constantly wet.
3. And yes, the intensity of illumination in combination with temperature are the main factors influencing the plant's moisture intake, in the case when the cactus develops normally. Again, the video is about the TOP-5 mistakes, and it's not an encyclopedia for care.
4. What is a good living soil - I don't know such a thing. And what evidence are you talking about? I add sheep and leaf humus to the composition of the soil for growing plants, if I do not sterilize it, at least a dozen pests and God knows how many other bacterias and fungi will kill my cacti.
5. You are not attentive. Sterilized soil is populated primarily by beneficial bacteria and fungi. You plant a healthy plant in a sterile soil, and on the roots of the plant there are those beneficial bacteria and fungi.

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itsitsu Nice video !
Andressa Flosi
Andressa Flosi Is that ok to plant more than one cactus (different types) in a same pot?
Alicia Moon
Alicia Moon I have many questions now.
1) Does the first mistake still apply to indoor cacti? I live in a colder climate but it's always warmer than 60°F / 15°C in my house.
2a) Is the cactus harmed by putting it into a pot that's too big for it, or is this just an aesthetic preference?
2b) How do you know when it's time to transplant a cactus to a new pot? How do you know if your cactus is cramped?
3) What is a good soil mixture that I can purchase? I don't have a green enough thumb and dont trust myself to mix my own.
Fuggler Adventures
Fuggler Adventures My cactus has out grown its pot and what time of year should I repot it? I am looking for the best time for repotting.