I have 3 plants, Gasteria, Haworthia and one cactus, the Euphorbia enopla. I have the appropriate soil with drainage but I was told the cactus would not do well with the others. How would I go about putting them in the same pot? Could I put the cactus in a small pot and plant the other two in a big pot?

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    Which variety of Gasteria is it? They vary in size quite a bit - it would also be useful to know which variety of Haworthia you have.
    – Bamboo
    Commented May 23, 2017 at 0:29
  • Hi its Gasteria glomerata, Gasteria Marmorata and HAWORTHIA FASCIATA. Commented May 23, 2017 at 14:15
  • Got two more that I want to add, HAWORTHIA ATTENUATA and GASTERIA BICOLOR. Regards Commented May 23, 2017 at 14:59
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    By the way, euphorbias are not cacti.
    – Augustin
    Commented May 24, 2017 at 11:34

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All of these succulents are from a similar environment in Southern Africa. If you put them in a nice big/long pot and don't over water, they should co-exist. You can mix diverse species using some tricks, I place the cactus in their own terra-cotta small pot and bury it in the bigger pot and create a soil micro-climate. I then water that part less, but if the dirt drains well, you shouldn't have a problem anyway. All these plants are low water, but not dessert-like, a little water bi-weekly (2 weeks).

I have lost 2 Haworthia attenuata from under-watering them in a cactus pot once, but I think the soil was too sandy for it. I have had another one by itself for decades.

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