Good day, everybody! My name is Anna Anand. Welcome to cactus caffeine. In this channel, I share with you, my passion of growing cactus and other desert plants over a cup of coffee, and by the way this coffee that I am drinking today is actually an instant coffee. So this is the brand old town white coffee. Three in one means it has it the coffee, sugar and Creamer in it. So I’m usually very picky with, um, instant coffee, but this one is really good. This was sent to me by my brother. This is a coffee from Malaysia. All right, so on to our topic, I have here in front. My echinopsis Buccaneer, or what is commonly known as the San Pedro Cactus. So I’ve had this cactus for almost three years now and it is time to repot it because it has become too tall for its pot. It’s actually very heavy. Those three posts is very heavy, so when the wind blows hard, it actually knocks down this whole pot because the pot is just plastic, so it’s time to repot it, and I measured it from the bottom all the way to the tallest post on top that measures 27 inches. So when I had this or when I bought it, It was about two-thirds of its height right now, so it is due for repotting and another reason Why I need to repot it is. I know you will cringe on what I’ll be telling you next, but it is still in. It’s nursery pot and nursery soil. Yes, I know that is bad, so do not follow what I did with this cactus. So ideally, I should have repotted this within the first year first few months that I’ve gotten this cactus, but I keep procrastinating so three years later here. I am now repotting this cactus. So as you can see here, the three columns have, uh, grown too close to each other, So the first thing that I’m going to do is I’m gonna wrap each cactus to prevent them from rubbing from each other and causing further damage as you can see. Those are caused by the spines rubbing against each other when the wind blows, so it forms a scab already. It won’t kill the cactus, but it looks unsightly. So as you can see, this is so root bound and there is no way I can separate the three columns without causing so much damage on the roots. So what I will do instead is I’ll wash off as much soil as I can that way. I can free up the roots easier. Oh okay, so it has been three days since I was taking all these apart because I lost daylight that day, so I wasn’t able to film anymore so anyway, three days after, um, they’re all now here separated and they’re the roots are now dry When I separated these. It was so hard because they were all entangled. The roots were all entangled, so I had to cut off some of the roots just to separate them or break them apart. So after I washed off the roots, I sprinkled it generously with cinnamon powder, so the orange brownish stuff that you see on the roots, Those are actually cinnamon powder. Cinnamon has an anti-fungal property, so it it’s just to prevent root rot. Because you know, there was a lot of breaking and cutting of roots when I was trying to separate these three guys apart so since this have been bare root and have been left to dry out for a few days. You know this fine roots. Even if you put this cactus back in the soil, most likely these fine roots will not grow anymore and they’ll just eventually fall off in the soil. So it’s okay for you to, um. Take them out now! Like, do a little cleaning what you would want to prevent is to cut off the big roots like this one so refrain from damaging those because those are the ones that will produce more roots and especially if you have a cactus that has a tap root. So, ref, do not do not cut off the tap root, so just deal with a fine root. It was just a gentle top. You don’t need to be pulling out hard, so you will know which ones because they’ll just come off easily like that with your hands. I am going to leave this for one more day. Just to let them dry out further. And just in case you know I. We did a lot of root tugging. So just in case there are open wounds still, so it will give them some more time to heal before we pot them up tomorrow. Uh, so so ! Here are my San Pedro Cacti now in its new pot. All right, so let me just take you closer, so you can see what I did down here. So in the pot, I placed big rocks aside from, you know, as decorations. They also help to keep the cacti the three poles stable because their roots have not gotten a hold of the soil yet. So they’re a little wobbly, so I used this big rocks to actually support them, and then I also have some lava rocks up here, and I also inserted some of this thimble cactus, or this is the Mamilaria gracilis fragilis. I wonder if I got that right, so I inserted them here. As fillers. Because these are very hardy. I actually have a lot of this. It’s came from this pot as you can see. This pot is almost full. It is full, actually, so I just plucked out some of the cactus from this one and place it around here, so I find these very very, um, hearty, whether it’s cold or hot and, um, so I decided to put them here and I hope it’ll, you know, eventually fill this up with those tiny cacti, and it will look good in this pot. Okay, so here they are now. Hopefully they will grow and flower for me very soon. All right, guys, so. 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