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#1 PsyBearknot

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:51 AM

Hello all
I have a small pot of t pachanoi that I need to trans plant into their own containers

Looking for guidance on
How
What size container should I move them to
What should my soil mix be
What light should I put on them for inside growth

Thanks


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#2 Neptunechild

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

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1. Make sure the substrate was dry for 2 weeks.

 

2. Take the cacti out and remove as much as possible of the old soil, you can also use brushes etc.

 

3. Let it stay for about 4-5 days. Most people say 2 more weeks, but I find this not neccesary.

 

4. Prepare your substrate. Pachanoi grow at forests and don't get well with mineral only substrates. So make a mix of about 60% minerals (lave, pumice, lime, dolomite etc.) and add 40% soil. Don't use compost it's way to much for a cacti to handle. Plain soil for sowing or gardening is already enough.

 

5. When your substrate is ready, add a couple of table spoons of powdered charcoal if you wish. This sterilizes the soil and keeps many bacteria and fungus out for a while.

 

6a. Put your pachanoi on a half shaded place out side for 2 week and then harden them to full sun light.

 

6b. If you grow indoors, just leave it at the window and rotate the pot to the right or left ever week to make sure it doesnt grown to the light.

 

7. Keep it dry, completely. After about 10 days or 2 weeks you can give them the first gentle soak, by holding only half of the pot into a bowl.

 

8. After two more weeks give them a full soak and enjoy.

 

About the size...Pachanoi love close stand like most cacti. So take your cacti and hold your thumb next to it. Add about half an inch and you have a good stand.

 

May your cacti be guarded well.

 

Peace


Edited by Neptunechild, 14 March 2017 - 11:30 AM.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:46 AM

The tallest is 3 inches
They will survive 2 weeks drying of soil and another week to 2 out of soil ?

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

After you take them out if the substrate you just wait 4-5 days and after repotting 2 weeks. Sorry if I didn't state it clear enough Psy!

 

All of the cacti on pic 2 look fit enough. I would even try it with the smallest ones on pic one, that's a great hardening process which makes your cacti more healthy.

 

If you notice that your small cacti are dehydrating, show me some pictures and I can help you out!


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:24 PM

Look here friend

 

7 month old pachanoi seedlings, 4 weeks not a single drop of water. 3 died.

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 01:33 PM

Thank you ,Neptune.

Just for me to clarify there is only 1 pot. It's 2 views of the same cacti
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 01:35 PM

I just watered a little last night so I will be back in 2'weeks when the soil has dried.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 01:39 PM

Thank you ,Neptune.

Just for me to clarify there is only 1 pot. It's 2 views of the same cacti

Yeah..now I see haha. I would def. try it out and if you're not sure we will work it out don't worry!

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EDIT: I just see that there are 3 even smaller ones down in the left corner. I personally would repot them by carefully taking them out with a spoon, letting a little bit old soil on it and place them in a new pot with a very little bit moistened up substrate.


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 11:11 PM

Well a minuet has passed and I did not take any action on these cacti. Time to remedy this. Giving the start to the 2 week soil dry out today
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:34 AM

Hey already been 1 1/2 years....you got some update pictures?

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:29 AM

I do. I will get some pics when I get them out of the soil for their resting period

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:26 PM

I do. I will get some pics when I get them out of the soil for their resting period

Namaste

 

One more year nearly has passed, any updates Psy?

 

Greetings






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