Cactus - Pencil Firestick - 6"
Cacti are a few of the foremost care-free houseplants. Found in desert climates within the wild, they can survive impressive drought–often going weeks between waterings. Cacti happen in numerous shapes and sizes, but a common characteristic all of them share are sharp spines covering the body of the plant. The root framework of a cactus is shallow and fine, making them delicate to repotting and to some degree delicate. In spite of the fact that they can go weeks without water, cacti require bounty of daylight to really flourish.
Plant Care Instructions:
Cacti and succulents thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place cacti and succulents in a bright place. A south facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow colour. The optimum light depends on the variety of cacti and succulent that you are growing. For example, forest-growing epiphytes, such as Rhipsalis, need semi-shade, but an Echeveria needs bright light.
During the autumn and winter months, it is best for the plants to be kept cool at night with temperatures of around 8°C to 10°C. In the spring and summer the plants need good ventilation, but will survive in high temperatures.
A free-draining compost, such as Westland cacti and succulent potting mix is a good compost to use as it has added girt and sand for optimum drainage. It also contains the right level of nutrients for your cacti and succulents.
Water your Cactus sparingly, almost to the point of when the plant begins to wrinkle. Then, give it a good long drink with lukewarm water until you see it flow from the bottom into the saucer. Always empty the saucer of any standing water. Avoid splashing water onto the plant.
Your cactus requires no additional humidity, and will thrive in dry environments. Keep away from heating or cooling vents, fans, heaters, and air conditioning units that cause fluctuating temperatures.
Fertilize during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer, such as 20-20-20, mixed into the water.