How to Grow a Cactus Garden Indoors
Growing a cactus garden indoors is not very difficult, as long as you have the proper information. But don’t worry – we have you covered!
First and foremost, you must buy healthy plants only. Look for robust plants, and use a pencil or something similar to check the base of each cactus. The base should be firm. Avoid getting a plant with a squishy or bumpy base, which is an indication of rotten roots.
Growing Cactus in Home
You can consider growing a lot of succulent plant species indoors and luckily, most of them are easy to care for. For beginners specifically, cactus and other succulents prove to be amazing plants.
Cactus plants make for an excellent display inside your home and elsewhere. From the gorgeous Nopalxochiaackermanii and the enormous flowers of the orchid cactus (Epiphyllums), to the strange and magnificent sea urchin cactus (Astrophytumasterias), or the hairy old man cactus (Cephalocereussenilis), each species is one-of-its-kind.
Some other easy-to-grow indoor cactus plants include Chin cactus (Gymnocalycium) and hedgehog cactus (Echinocereuscoccineus). Both of these are flowering plants and have a pleasant appeal. For an added pop of color, grow the ruby ball cactus (Gymnocalycium).
Indoor Cactus Care
Once you’ve picked your plant, here are some indoor cactus care tips:
- Expose the plants to abundant light.
Cacti, as you may know, are desert plants, which is a place where there is plenty of sunlight. Likewise, indoor cacti require ample amounts of light to grow properly. It’s best if the light comes from an unbarred southern or eastern window.If there is no window in your home letting in sufficient light, you should get a full-spectrum indoor lighting lamp. These are light bulbs simulating sunlight. If your cactus garden gets insufficient light, the plants will probably develop rotten roots. This could lead to insects and losing your plant.
- Keep away from extreme temperatures.
Cactus plants require uniform temperature levels to properly grow indoors. Try to keep them in a temperature range of 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. You can do this by keeping them away from drafty areas and doorways during cold times.
- Water thriftily.
To get the best cactus plants in your indoor garden, avoid over watering the plants. In their natural environment, cactus plants don’t get a lot of water because of lack of rain. Recreate the lack of water by only watering when the soil is dried out.To even further simulate the dessert rain, use lukewarm water –your succulent will soak it right up!
- Feed periodically – but not too frequently.
It’s best to fertilize the succulents no more than once in two months.
See how simple it is to care for your indoor cactus! Not only is it easy, they’re beautiful additions to any home.
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