All cactus and succulent plants have the same four basic needs as other
plants...water, light, water and food. They thrive in well drained
soil, any container they are planted in should have extra drainage
holes. The soil should be made or 1 part potting MIX (not potting
soil), 1 part clean sand and 1 part of small gravel or pumice.
Cactus and succulent plants need a bright, sunny spot. Yellow or
brown spots indicate too much light, just move into a spot that gets less
light, simple! If it turns light green it needs more light and you
just move the cactus plant to that spot.
Water your cactus and succulent plant
when the bottom of the pot is dry. The rule of thumb is to water
weekly except during the winter, during the winter water the plant once a
month. Do not let water sit in the saucer!
Cactus and succulent plants need food,
but not a lot. Fertilize (feed) your plant from late spring and
through the summer with some liquid cactus fertilizer or some 5-10-5 house
plant food, dilute it in half though. You don't have to feed it during the
fall, winter and early spring when your cactus plant is dormant.
Cacti and succulents have the ability to
store moisture for use when times are tough. The main difference
between a cactus and succulent is that succulents don't have that little
patch like cacti do where their roots, flowers and spines grow from.
Growing cactus and succulents is a
rewarding and inexpensive hobby, most plants are less than $10 and there
are dozens of cacti and succulents available for you to purchase
easily. There are fertilizers and food too.
Whether you're a beginner or a pro,
Garden Time Online provides you with the
plants and the correct instructions for your plants to thrive. We
showcase the common varieties of cactus and succulents, and there are a
few rarer varieties that will be available as long as supplies