Cacti and succulents are popular plants that people like to keep in their homes or offices. Both come in a vast range of shapes and sizes from the petite to the grand. They fall into the same group because they both have similar characteristics meaning they can survive in arid climates.
Growing in dry, sandy, or rocky soils, cacti are plants that have long spines or needles with sharp tips on their stems. Succulents are plants that have thick fleshy leaves or stems. They store water in their bodies, therefore, they don’t need to be watered as often as other plants. They will grow well in full sunlight, good drainage, high temperatures, and low moisture. Here are four main tips that you need to consider when caring for your cacti and succulents.
Here's our top 5 caring tips for cacti & succuelents:
Avoid misting your cactus and succulent, watering the soil until it is wet until the root because misting towards the plant may cause brittle roots and mould on the surface of it. Overwatering cactus will make its roots rot, and the plant will start turning pale.
Cacti and succulents thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place them in a bright place to get sunlight. However, keep rotating the plant because too much sunlight will make them turn yellow or white.
Ensure to use planter with drainage holes at the bottom to allow excess water to drain. Avoid using waterlogged soil.
Determine your cacti spices because different spices survive in different conditions. you need to know which potting mix is appropriate for it. Use well-draining soil such as soil mixed with sand, pumice, or perlite for arid cacti.
Keen observation in the growth of your plants helps you identify what works for them. How they grow will tell you what they are lacking. Decorate your house or office with cactus and succulent now!