Cactus not a hugger shirt is wrong on so many levels. You don’t take into account people living in different climates and different parts of the world. You don’t take into account how different species grow to require different care. Not all cactus are desert cactus, You assume the problem with wet feet has to do with lighting due to the arc of the sun at certain times of the year and pot size. When really it has more to do with soil composition, drainage material, and watering cycles. If you have a good living soil your plants will do best this has been proven time and time again. Nobody should sterilize the soil for that reason and also a sterile medium only makes it a faster target for nasty organisms as they normally reproduce faster than good organisms. When your soil is sterile there is nothing for those nasties to compete with and they flourish.
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Cactus not a hugger shirt growing from seed. Repotting cacti in the winter is not a problem, and is often the only time people with large collections can do so. The key rule is only used dry substrate and does not water till late spring- early summer. Especially appreciated your point about the cactus, not needing constant, full sun. That explains why cacti can work as houseplants and do okay with moderate light. I had my last cactus just fall apart, I was told when picking up a new one, that I over watered it. My current cactus is now 6 years old from first purchase. Thanks for the helpful tips. Just purchased my 1st cactus today. Now, I’m more prepared to care for it. Even though, I already have a lot of succulents. Never had a cactus until now.