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Cactus collection

set of 6 (mixed) £12.99
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Buy Cactus collection cactus collection: Great for mixed arrangements, or just lining up on the windowsill

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Compost: specialist cacti compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 7cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)

    This set of 6 mixed (un-named and un-labelled) cacti make a great starter collection, and will look fab lined up on a bright windowsill, potted up together into one large bowl-shaped planter, or an open terrarium-style planter. They are incredibly easy to look after, so make a great option for the first-time house plant gardener. Please note however that as this is a mixed collection, the plants you receive may be different varieties to those in the photo.

  • Home care: Place it in a bright spot and in spring and summer, water when the compost gets dry, but make sure it never sits in excess water for any length of time. In autumn cut back on the water and keep it almost dry throughout the winter - watering only if it starts to look a bit shrivelled. Avoid a humid atmosphere (no bathrooms or steamy kitchens) and in the warmer months, open a window or door occasionally so it can enjoy the fresh air. Repot every year or two into a slightly larger pot using cacti compost. You will find it easier to tackle if you concertina a sheet of newspaper and then fold this around the spines, leaving a 'tail' that you can use to lift the plant out of one pot and into another. Otherwise invest in some thorn-proof gloves!

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What kind of compost should be used to repot succulent plants?

raatid

Hi there. Succulents like a fast-draining soil, so any potting mix you use should include sand to give it a nice open structure. We'd recommend using a specialist potting mix for cacti & succulents, like this one from Westland: https://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/cacti-and-succulent-potting-mix/classid.2000033900/

Kerry

I have just received my cacti and I have noticed that their roots are poking out the bottom of the little pots, should I re-plant them in a bigger pot/one big communal pot?

kudocline

Hello, If the roots are starting to show through the bottom of the pot, then your cactus will benefit from being potted up (using cactus compost).

Helen

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