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by Flower*Lover on June 13, 2006 05:56 AM
I received the following cactus today:

Gymnocalycium Yellow Graft
Mammillaria Saboae
Copiapoa Dura

What is the best potting mixture to use for these? I was told just to mix up sand with potting soil. Will this work?

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Kelly
by dodge on June 13, 2006 09:30 AM
That worked for me .....

Will watch for your answers.

dodge [clappy]

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by margaret e. pell on June 13, 2006 05:49 PM
Be careful with sand. Coarse sand is good, fine sand holds water. Acquarium gravel is good to mix in, or you can get a commercially prepared cactus mix. Copiapoa are really slow growers.

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by prairie village on June 13, 2006 11:15 PM
I often put gravel or pot shards at the bottom of a container to aide in drainage.
Donna
by dodge on June 14, 2006 02:00 AM
Sand is to be mixed with soil, sparingly.. Cactus doesnt like wet feet!

Mine grow great for years.. However i did mix it with cactus soil..
Even grew some from seed..It took about 5 years in zone 5..

enjoy.their cute.
[kitty] [kitty]

dodge

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by Flower*Lover on June 14, 2006 08:51 AM
Thanks for all the replies.

I'll use a sand/soil mix.

I'll have to break out the camera and take some pics.

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Kelly

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