How to care for cactus & succulents –
Caring for your Cactus and Succulents
First choose a container with a hole in the bottom for proper drainage, if container does not contain holes be extra conservative on watering.
- Use soil specifically designed for succulents & cactus
- Choose a healthy plant
- When planting, be very gentle as succulents tend to break easily, do not overcrowd your planter with too many plants, they need space to grow.
Cactus can take very high sun, but succulents are best grown where they will receive at least 6 hours of morning light.
- Water approximately once a month and use cactus fertilizer when watering. A succulent will wilt when it is under-watered, if it is rotting it is over-watered.
- Succulents and cactus are usually never bothered by insects; however they do sometimes get mealy bugs, this can be treated with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol and water mixture.
- Groom your plant, but try to minimize handling which will leave fingerprints on the ones with a powdery hue.
- If a piece breaks off of your succulent it can be easily propagated, by simply placing the broken piece on the soil.
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