Nice fact to start with. There are over hundreds of species of cacti. So it’s not strange that cacti occur in nature almost everywhere in the world. In tropical areas and in cold mountains. A cactus is a strong plant that has developed considerably over the years.
Taking care of the Cactus
Taking care of a cactus is just as easy as taking care of a succulent plant. Little water, few demands and no fuss. By fuss we mainly mean plant food. A cactus doesn’t need any plant food. Would you like to stimulate extra growth? Then of course you can use plant food especially for cacti. Although it is certainly not required!
As far as the location is concerned, a cactus can stand both in semi-shade and in direct sunlight. Do you want to move a cactus? Then let the plant get used to it. Do not move the plant directly from the shade to full sunlight. It can’t stand that very well.
Even when it comes to water, there’s not much to worry about. In summer this is on average once a month and in winter once every 2 months. However, the care of a cactus is of course strongly dependent on the type of cactus. Keep that in mind!
Propagating a cactus
The cutting of a Cactus is easy, but not always successful. Certainly the latter is good to know.
- Clean and sharp knife
- Potting soil with sand mix
Most cacti have branches. These branches are ideal for taking cuttings! Cut such a branch off the cactus.
Let the cuttings dry for at least one week. You can do this drying on a cupboard or windowsill, for example.
After the wound of the cutting has dried well, it can go into the ground. Use a mix of potting soil with sand, and put or put the cutting in the soil.
Do not water the cutting under any circumstances. We advise you to water the cutting as soon as it grows.