Exciting Cactus Unboxing and Potting Experience

Exciting Cactus Unboxing and Potting Experience

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Unboxing the Plants 2.1. The Feral Cactus Larispinus 2.2. The Trichocereus Tricoserius 2.3. The Aquino Cactus Engines 2.4. The Maldi Sonorium 2.5. The Geminol Coliseum 2.6. The Gasteria Armstrongii 2.7. The Gasteria Sienna Armstrongii
  3. Review of the Plants 3.1. Feral Cactus Larispinus 3.2. Trichocereus Tricoserius 3.3. Aquino Cactus Engines 3.4. Maldi Sonorium 3.5. Geminol Coliseum 3.6. Gasteria Armstrongii 3.7. Gasteria Sienna Armstrongii
  4. Adding Soil and Potting Up 4.1. Soil Mix for Cacti 4.2. Soil Mix for Succulents
  5. Applying Top Dressing
  6. Conclusion

Unboxing and Potting Up New Cacti and Succulents

Today's video is all about a recent unboxing of cacti and succulents that I ordered. I received a package from my favorite seller, who always delivers healthy and beautiful plants. This unboxing is extra special because along with the plants, I also received labeled names for each one, allowing for easy identification. Let's dive right into the exciting unboxing process!

Unboxing the Plants

  1. The Feral Cactus Larispinus I begin by unwrapping the first plant, which is a Feral Cactus Larispinus. The packaging is similar to my previous orders, and the plant looks healthy with vibrant colors. I already have several of these, and this new addition adds diversity to my collection.

  2. The Trichocereus Tricoserius Next up is the Trichocereus Tricoserius, a cactus with an unusual name. Although I struggled with its pronunciation, the plant itself is fascinating. The roots appear strong and healthy, making it a promising addition to my collection.

  3. The Aquino Cactus Engines Moving on, I unveil the Aquino Cactus Engines. Its striking spines in a beautiful blue tone instantly catch my attention. With the giant barrel cactus appearance, this plant is a captivating addition to my collection.

  4. The Maldi Sonorium Plant number four is the Maldi Sonorium, a cactus with a unique name that piques my curiosity. Its distinctive features make it stand out, and I can't wait to explore its growth and development.

  5. The Geminol Coliseum Plant number five is the intriguing Geminol Coliseum. Its odd, flat shape adds to its appeal. While it might appear dehydrated, I eagerly anticipate witnessing its transformation as it adapts to its new environment.

  6. The Gasteria Armstrongii Moving away from cacti, I shift my focus to succulents. First up is the Gasteria Armstrongii, a succulent that I remember ordering. The unique structure of this Gasteria species adds variety to my collection, and I'm excited to see it thrive.

  7. The Gasteria Sienna Armstrongii Lastly, I unwrap another Gasteria, the Gasteria Sienna Armstrongii. This succulent closely resembles the previous one, making me wonder if I accidentally ordered two. Nevertheless, its distinct features and appearance make it an interesting addition.

Review of the Plants

  1. Feral Cactus Larispinus: This cactus adds variety to my collection, and its healthy roots show promise for growth. Pros: colorful, diverse collection. Cons: none.

  2. Trichocereus Tricoserius: Despite struggling with the name, this cactus captures my interest with its unique features and healthy roots. Pros: unique appearance, healthy roots. Cons: none.

  3. Aquino Cactus Engines: The vibrant blue spines of this cactus are visually appealing and make it a standout addition to my collection. Pros: striking appearance, healthy roots. Cons: none.

  4. Maldi Sonorium: The peculiar name of this cactus piques my curiosity, and its distinctive features make it an intriguing addition to my collection. Pros: unique appearance, healthy roots. Cons: none.

  5. Geminol Coliseum: This odd-looking succulent adds diversity to my collection. Pros: unique appearance, promotes diversity. Cons: none.

  6. Gasteria Armstrongii: As a succulent, this Gasteria species brings a different aesthetic to my collection, and I'm excited to see it flourish. Pros: unique structure, adds variety. Cons: none.

  7. Gasteria Sienna Armstrongii: Similar to the previous Gasteria, this succulent adds further intrigue to my collection. Pros: distinct appearance, diverse collection. Cons: none.

Adding Soil and Potting Up

To ensure the plants thrive in their new environment, I proceed to pot them up with suitable soil mixes. Cacti and succulents require different soil compositions for optimal growth.

  1. Soil Mix for Cacti: I prepare a soil mix suitable for cacti, consisting of the right proportion of pea gravel, lava rock, perlite, and peat moss. This blend provides the required drainage and moisture retention for healthy cacti growth.

  2. Soil Mix for Succulents: Succulents, like the Gasteria species, require a slightly different soil mix. I adjust the proportions by using less pea gravel and lava rock while increasing the amount of perlite and peat moss. This blend allows for sufficient moisture retention to support succulent growth.

Applying Top Dressing

With the plants potted up, I shift my focus to adding top dressing. I sprinkle a layer of lava rock to stabilize any wobbly pots and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the plants. Additionally, I incorporate traces of rocks and shells to further enhance the visual appeal.


The unboxing and potting up of new cacti and succulents has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience. With a diverse collection of healthy plants, I look forward to witnessing their growth and development. This process has allowed me to add unique specimens to my collection, enhancing its overall appeal. Stay tuned for more updates and videos as I continue to nurture and care for my plants.


  • Unboxing a package of cacti and succulents from a trusted seller.
  • Discovering unique and healthy plants, including cacti and succulents.
  • Reviewing each plant's features and potential benefits.
  • Potting up the plants with suitable soil mixes for optimal growth.
  • Applying top dressing to enhance stability and visual appeal.
  • Looking forward to the growth and development of the new additions to the plant collection.


Q: How often should I water my cacti and succulents? A: Cacti and succulents have different watering needs. Generally, water them sparingly and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Adjust the frequency based on the specific requirements of each plant.

Q: Can I keep cacti and succulents in low-light conditions? A: While cacti and succulents prefer bright sunlight, some varieties can tolerate lower light levels. However, for optimal growth and health, provide them with as much indirect sunlight as possible.

Q: What is the best way to propagate cacti and succulents? A: Cacti can be propagated through cuttings, while succulents can be propagated through leaf cuttings or offsets. Research the specific propagation methods for the particular species you wish to propagate.

Q: How do I prevent overwatering my cacti and succulents? A: Overwatering can lead to root rot and other issues. Ensure your plants are potted in well-draining soil, and only water them when the soil is completely dry. Avoid leaving the plants in standing water.

Q: Can I keep cacti and succulents indoors? A: Yes, cacti and succulents can be kept indoors as long as they receive sufficient sunlight and are potted in well-draining soil. Place them near a bright window or consider using grow lights to supplement light levels.

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