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    Tara
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    Alright, I have this really cool green pot that a "moonlight" cactus or two would look really great in. But I would need to go buy some and repot them. My question is what kind of soil do I use?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Anyone got any idea?

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    You should be able to find commercial cactus potting mix at your local garden center (Home Depot, Walmart, K Mart, etc.). This should be fine for you. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    This should work if your container has drainage holes. If not, Use a lot of sand and take great care with watering.
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    MY mother has her cactus in a large wide and deep glazed ceramic "thing" I don't know what to call it but she layered the bottom in a few pebbles and about 2-3 inches of sand, then regular cactus potting mix. Just my .2 cents. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Jeez! I forgot about drainage *blush* and my pot doesn't have holes. So a few inches of gravel or sand (or both?) and then some cactus potting mix? Would that work? Also, can I plant more than one cactus in the same pot??

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    No drainage... dangerous. Be very careful with the water. It can be done though. Multiple cacti can go in the same pot if there is enough room.
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    Well, my mother does it! She has the touch of something. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    LoL ok so I guess the pot I have wouldn't really be a good cactus pot...there is no drainage. Unless I drilled some holes in the bottom which may be bad since its a ceramic pot. I'll have to look for something else [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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