Cacti and succulents - planting and care

Date: 2018-09-19

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Cacti and succulents - planting and care

Origin

Cacti America, spread: from Canada to Argentina and Chile

The succulent plants: all continents exception: polar region

& bull; Drought-tolerant plants

& bull; Easy to care, watering long pauses are not a problem

Plant them yourself

How to plant cacti and succulents

Location

Just as in their natural habitat, plants cacti and succulents require a bright, sunny and dry air. The locations of moist air, such as bathrooms, are not suitable.

planting / replanting

For a good development, cacti need suitable substrate, for example.

fine mixture of peat, sand and silica of high quality slow-release fertilizer supplies cacti and succulents all the essential nutrients. The optimum pH allows perfect absorption of nutrients.

Cacti can have a rest in winter. That means keeping 8 & deg; C in place with little light from November to mid-March without being wet this time. Prepare garaging period by gradually reducing the amount of water and also after leaving the resting period gradually resume watering.

You must be careful when wet cacti and succulents. Excessive watering of plants will lead to rot. Plants need water only when the soil is dry. Also, when plant leaves begin to tighten, it means that they have completed the water supply.

Fertilization

Standard fertilizer will cause cacti grow excessively unhealthy in length. Therefore, you should use special fertilizer for cacti in the period from March to October, between 2 and 4 weeks. The formula of the fertilizer based on potassium COMPO for cacti, has all main nutrients required by plants of this type and therefore provide a balanced growth.

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