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Cactus & Succulent

Cactus and Succulent Care Tips:

1. Light:

  • Place in bright, indirect sunlight for at least 6 hours a day.
  • Gradually introduce to direct sunlight if moving from lower light conditions.

2. Watering:

  • Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
  • Water sparingly; overwatering is a common issue. Adjust frequency based on the season and humidity.

3. Soil:

  • Use a well-draining cactus or succulent mix.
  • Consider adding perlite or sand for enhanced drainage.

4. Containers:

  • Select pots with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  • Terra cotta pots are ideal for promoting evaporation.

5. Temperature:

  • Thrives in warm temperatures; avoid exposure to frost.
  • Ideal temperature range is 70-100°F (21-38°C).

6. Minimal Fertilizing:

  • Fertilize sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • Use a balanced, diluted fertilizer.

7. Minimal Pruning:

  • Cacti generally require minimal pruning; remove dead or damaged parts only.
  • Trim leggy growth on succulents for a more compact appearance.

8. Propagation:

  • Both cacti and succulents can be propagated from cuttings or offsets.
  • Allow cuttings to callus before planting.

9. Seasonal Adjustments:

  • Reduce watering in the dormant winter months.
  • Adjust care based on the specific needs of individual species.

10. Pests: - Keep an eye out for spider mites, scale, and mealybugs. - Treat promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

11. Cleaning: - Gently brush off dust using a soft brush or a blast of air.

12. Variety-Specific Care: - Different cacti and succulents may have unique requirements; research specific varieties for optimal care.

Remember: Each plant is unique, so monitor your cacti and succulents regularly for signs of health or stress. Adjust care based on their specific needs for vibrant and thriving plants.