Anonymous asked: Can u show us how u transplant ur cactus
Step 1: Choose your plant to repot. This time Mammillaria polythele.
Step 2: Remove it from the old pot. A strip of newspaper is useful to help prevent being spiked. If the plant is in a different soil mix to what you’re going to be transplanting it into, then you should remove as much of the old soil as possible. Otherwise it is difficult for water to cross the interface between the two different soil mixes. (Note the discolouration at the base is due to that part being below the soil level previously)
Step 3: Select a pot which comfortably accommodates the plant’s roots with a bit of room for growth too. Then pot the plant up as you would normally, filling in soil around the roots.
Try to avoid burying any of the stem as this causes the discolouration you see on that plant, and it can increase the chance of your plant rotting. If you want to hide any old discolouration then you can add a top dressing of course grit or decorative gravel. :)