(Def. – Having fleshy, leafless, usually spiny stems & showy flowers)
Cactus are very low maintenance, less water is required, no need for an irrigation system, & save money. Cactus are very low maintenance, less water is required, no need for an irrigation system, & save money.
Cactus can be planted anytime of the year, no waiting for the right season to plant.
Most cactus do best in full sun at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun per day.
Cactus pairs well with stone and small boulders.
Larger cactus grows well on uneven surfaces. Especially in rocky cactus gardens.
Contrast of cactus against other flowers and/or succulents, makes for interesting plant dynamic’s with various textures and patterns.
Cactus are perfect for lining areas that are not very wide. And they are easy to control and predict growth.
Perfect for small yards or patios. If potted allow excess water to drain thru holes in the bottom of pot.
Don’t let cactus sit in water, sand mulch is a great type of soil to use because it allows the water to drain away from the plant.
Feeding your cactus would be best with a time-released fertilizer. Look for a low-nitrogen 5-10-10 every 2 or 3 months.
Look for cactus that have a mixture of stunning flowers and vibrant colors