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24/10/2012 at 12:13

i know its a long shot but can anyone tell me does my cacti need potting on its a 4" high and 5"across ferocactus stainesii the spikes go red as it gets bigger and this year it has almost doubled in size iv fed it trice this year on nettle juice i made and watered it twice more ,water only, its looking very good and its in a 3" pot and is over growing the sides do i leave it or do a bigger pot please dont know how to upload a picture sorry,,good luck Alan4711

24/10/2012 at 13:27

Is that what this is called?-had to google it to get a picture-I never knew its name before-and I have one

It does sound as if it needs a bigger pot-but I would leave that till next Spring

Loading a picture is easy-just click on the tree image-next to ABC- and upload from computer-or click on external link and load from photo sharing site

24/10/2012 at 13:57

I think I have the one you are on about.I have it a few years and got it from elderly lady who had it for years.It is best with cactus to wait until  they are pot bound or they will not flower and they don't like being disturbed.(well mine don't) and its good Idea if your re-potting to wear gloves.When I do re-pot ,I use john Innes no 2.

24/10/2012 at 15:29

many thanks to you both next spring it is in J,innes and ill have a go at sending pictures  nice one flower and soton  good luck

Alan4711

07/11/2012 at 13:17

You can repot any time. Just don't water it in. Leave watering until it starts growing next spring.

07/11/2012 at 13:27

This is a Ferocactus-

http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu60/Stapelia1/Cactus/PICT3976.jpg

 

07/11/2012 at 16:50

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15549.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

I have a cactus like yours above not as big and it has not flowered yet.This one flowers in the summer when there is a lot of sun ,I have another plant which is very big compared to this one.

 

08/11/2012 at 09:44

very nice pics many thanks for that, allhappening next summer then

good luck Alan

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