Repotting Plants that come in Peat Moss
Big box stores usually pot a cactus in peat moss which retains too much moisture to be good for cacti long term. We suggest repotting these asap when you get a great find that is in a peat moss mix.
We sometimes get plants in peat moss from suppliers and here is what we do
- Unpot the plant and break up any compacted roots. Let the roots dry out.
- Once dry gently knock off most of the remaining peat moss. It is fine to leave some stuck on peat moss.
- If the plant has damaged roots make sure they have time to dry and heal before repotting. We use a sulfur mixture on damaged roots, but as long as they are dry and healed they should be fine.
- Pot up in fresh cacti & succulent soil like our succulent gold potting mix.
- Top dress with gravel mix or expanded shale to keep weeds out and reduce soil compaction.