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  1. molested_cow

    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am trying to transplant a small cactus into a bottle(Starbucks glass bottle). Then someone tells me that the cactus will die even if I uncap the bottle. Is this true? Or will the cactus survive just fine?
     
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    Hmm... Why would it die? Ask that 'someone' to give you the reason why the cactus would die. It doesn't need humidity, unless it's succulent. Usually cacti survive a long time without any water. If you want to transplant it though, you might need to let the root or the 'future' root dry up for about 2-3 weeks. After that you can successfully plant it, as it will develop a new root system. Otherwise they die from root rot. And do not water the cactus more than a tablespoon of water a week.
     
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    It might be too humid in the jar. You'd have to let it dry completely between waterings or it will get root rot- especially if there aren't any holes in the bottom for draining. Also if it's in the sun the glass might bake it, but who knows? Good luck.:D
     

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