Cactus soil + perlite for AVs?

mymoluhuMarch 18, 2010

I need to repot my AVs, but am a little strapped for cash right now so I'm wondering if I could use cactus soil mixed with perlite instead of AV soil? Any ideas?

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How long has it been since they were repotted? If it is less than a year, I would wait until I coud afford to buy the components you usually use.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 2:21PM
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Okie_Deb(6 OK. zip 737)

I wouldn't because I have used the Scott's Cactus soil before and it has added bone meal and it made the soil in time like cement. I was trying it out on Hoya's.
Plus in summer ants were attracted to the sweet bone meal. It was a horror story!
I repotted all the Hoya's I'd used it on and the problem disappeared and hasn't returned.,,,Debbie

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 12:48AM
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