UPDATE ON MY CACTI AND SUCCULENTS


Cos of the storm today I couldn’t take any pictures of the garden but a while ago I promised you an update on my cacti and succulents, the collection I have indoors that is.

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MY RHIPSALIS

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THEY HAVE BEEN GROWING NICELY THIS SUMMER

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THAT MY PINK PELARGONIUM IS STILL IN BLOOM

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I water my collection about once a week with cold water that has been cooked before and they get a little bit of fertiliser just once in Spring or fresh soil, if they get fresh soil they don’t get fertilizer for a year. Each time I water them I inspect them to see if there are no bugs or illnesses and then after watering I give them a new place on another shelve so that they can sit in the sun once in a while and I turn them regularly so they won’t grow crooked. Some of these plants will soon go upstairs for a cooler overwintering ,unheated but frost-free, something they need  to produce flowers in Spring or Summer, others need a place arround 20 C° to stay happy.

Have a great week all and enjoy your garden ! Thanks for stopping by, it is much appreciated !

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26 thoughts on “UPDATE ON MY CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

  1. Those cactus are lucky to be in your loving care. I was interested to read that you cook then cool the water before giving it to them. Is there a reason for that? That first photo looks as though it has a dummy sprouting out of it… 🙂

    • there is too much chlorine and lime in the water over here so when boiling the water those elements are removed and I love to dress my pots with little bits and bobs, the red thing you see with the rhipsalis is something to put on an open bottle of wine, I also use pebbles, coloured glass, shell’s etc…

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