Help with repotting Cacti
Hi there! I was hoping for some help with repotting cacti. So i am a big fan of bare rooting and washing away old soil when i repot. I have also seen some very successful reports of jade and other succulents done in this manner.
However, i learned the hard way with some small lithops that you CANNOT get the roots of cacti wet when repotting. Some sources say to just repot and don't water for a week. Others have said to let the bare roots sit out for a bit before even putting into medium.
I am pretty confused. How do you tell if your succulent needs to be dry when repotting or can take a root wash? For those that must be dry during and after repotting, how long do you need to wait before watering?
I use 511 almost exclusively, but am going to try gritty with my jade and a few others that seem to like dryer roots. I also have a mottled spurge on the way which i thought was a much more arid plant than i think it is.