repotting cactus

Pete Ruttman pruttman at
Sat Jun 18 18:37:07 EST 1994

I repotted a caltus using pre-mixed cactus soil and at the bottom I
used filtered bark to help drainage.  Does anyone think that using
bark in general or using bark with a cactus is a bad idea.  My cactus
book recommeneded special charcoil or ceramic chips.  I didn't find
those so I bought the bark which said it could be used for the same
purpose.  Is this safe?

Pete Ruttman
pruttman at

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