Clever Tips for Growing Cactus

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Many people love plants, herbs, shrubs and flowers to make their space green and lush, but only a few consider cacti plants an attractive solution for bringing natural feel to the home. If you are a busy person and you are away for week on trips, then succulents and cactus might be the best choice for you. Even if you don’t have sunny windowsills in your home, don’t worry – they are for everyone. To ease your life, I rounded up some tips for growing cactus. So, stay tuned!

Cacti come in so many different shapes and colors and I need to mention that they are real survivors. Their prickly spines are modified leaves and through their root system they soak up water that they store for long time. That’s why this plant is so independent and can suit every condition and gardener.

If you think that you don’t have the required skills to grow healthy cacti in your home, read the following tips: 

  1. Select a growing bowl or dish for your indoor cacti plant ( around 10 inches deep);
  2. Buy items that are necessary for growing this plant;
  3. A potting soil that is formulated for cacti, houseplant food with phosphorus and nitrogen, sand or gravel are needed for healthy cacti plants;
  4. There are many varieties available ( Rebutia, Euphorbia, Rose Pincushion, Prickly Pear) – Select the cacti plant that you like the most;
  5. Put the soil in the bowl and leave a little space at the top for your plant;
  6. Place the plant in the soil using gardening gloves. Gently push it in the soil, so that it can stand up straight;
  7. Put soil around the cacti base and pat it gently with your hands; Then place a layer of sand or gravel around it;
  8. Place the plant in a sunny location, so it can get four to six hours of sunlight each day;
  9. Water the cactus about once a month and fertilize it once or twice a year using houseplant food;

INTERESTING INDOOR CACTI GARDENS THAT YOU MAY LIKE

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EXTRA TIPS

  • Cacti need adequate drainage, so get a pot that has a drainage hole at the bottom. If the pot don’t have a hole, the soil will become waterlogged, which can kill your cacti.
  • Water your cacti every three weeks with one cup of water and make sure it drains out of the bottom.
  • If your cactus is dying, report it in new, dry soil and give it a lot of sunlight (don’t forget to water it every three weeks).

DIY PAINTED ROCK CACTUS

If you don’t want plants in your home, then you can make diy painted rock cactus, like these below and decorate your space.

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image via www.thejunior.com.au
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image via karmucaycuquino.blogspot.com
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Cactus require minimal care, which makes them ideal for growing indoors.