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Caring for Cacti & Succulents

by CountryLife Gardening | Jul 27, 2015

Cacti and succulents love a sunny position
Growing cacti and succulent plants can be quite addictive, trust me I'm speaking from experience on this one.

Cacti are associated with the desert, but many are native to the rainforests. The desert-dwelling variety can survive for long periods of time without rainfall, getting their moisture from dew or mist.

The word “succulent” means “juicy.” Succulent plants have leaves or stems that are filled with juices which are a mixture of water and nutrients. This stored "juice" is what gives the plant energy to grow. 

Cacti are great as they don't require a lot of care and can live for many years. They  are perfect for those of you who don't have a lot of time on your hands.

Care Information
Cacti and Succulents love a bright light so position them in a sunny spot - like on a window sill. Feed and water them fortnightly from March through to October and they can reward you with very bright flowers. You should stop watering them from November to February to allow them to rest.

Written by Malachy

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Malachy's Bio 

I have been gardening since I was 5 years old when my mother gave me a part of our garden as my own. I have studied horticulture in the National Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin and was a winner in the young horticulturist of the year competition. I have worked in Several plant nurseries and garden centers such as Mount Congreve in Co. Waterford. My special interests are plant propagation and Cacti!