Archive for April 23rd, 2009

Cactuses and Succulents

I don’t know much about the names of the varieties of Cactuses and succulents but I do know how to care for them.  They require very bright light indoors,  but during the summer season I don’t suggest placing them in direct sun all day.  In fact they are happier in part shade,  and not to overwater them.   Water them once every 8 days or so during the winter seasons indoors,  and during the summer season about every 2 to 3 days if temperatures are over 75 degrees.  Succulents and Cactuses stores water in their foliage or trunk.  Feed them with cactus food during the growing season.

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Prickly Pear

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Bunnies Ears

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I think this is related to Jades.

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Pin Cushion Cactus

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Haworthia-Cymbiformis

They sure come in different shapes,  sizes,  textures and all are unique.

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When it comes to re-potting them always use Cactus soil for it is made just for them.  They add sand to the mixture for fast drainage.

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burros

The varieties that blooms usually do when day light is shorter such as Jades.

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