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DO’S AND DON’T OF CACTUS AND SUCCULENTS PLANTS

Cactus cutting placed in semi-shaded area grown thin on top (above image)I thought I would do a blog on what not to do with Cacti and Succulent plants.  As I have found some growers don’t know what to do with them when purchasing online.A fast service is...

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INCREASING YOUR STOCK – APICAL CORE DRILLING

Buiningia aureaLots of Cacti and succulent plants multiply, but don’t produce enough plants for sellers. You might have noticed on some of your plants, if the plant is damaged on the top that branching will occur.   So, lot of growing try using this method...

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GERMINATING CACTI AND SUCCULENTS FROM SEEDS

Germinating is the most rewarding way to achieve and obtain new plants and endangered species. Taking cuttings or dividing a plant often gives the quickest results and is a reliable method of reproducing plants. But it is not for an impatient person. It...

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GRAFTING CACTUS

What is a grafted cactus? It is two plants that have been joined together to create one plant. Both of the plants must be compatible to live with each other, otherwise the plant won’t survive as well as it should, or won’t survive at all.There are many...

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VARIETIES OF CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

Bottom left - EUPHORBIA AERUGINOSA V MAJOR. Top - ECHEVERIA HERCULES. Bottom right - ASTROPHYTUM ORNATUMCacti and Succulents come in different shapes, sizes and colours. They can be found in hot, dry regions, arid deserts, seaside cliffs, limbs of steamy jungle trees,...

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HOW TO PROPAGATE CACTUS AND SUCCULENT CUTTINGS

If you are starting to collect cacti and succulents and would like to increase your collection then propagating is an easy way to do it. Most succulents are easy to propagate. Cut, callus and plant. New roots will grow soon!You need to experiment with each...

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PREPARING YOUR PLANTS FOR GARDENING TIME

It is getting close to the time were you should start planning your gardening, when the days are cooler. In the middle of August is the best time, as you are giving your plants time to adjust to the climate.  Before you start, choose the right plants for...

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CARING FOR CACTI AND SUCCULENT PLANTS

Choosing the right plant, is very important. Like all customers, you can be overwhelmed in the colour, look, size and the price of the plant.  Before conceding the right spot, or how to care for it, it is best is to have a plan of attack, that is choosing...

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Indoor Cacti and Succulents with Australian Desert Blooms

If you have a sunny room, you can grow cacti indoors. Cacti and succulents grow very well indoors and as an added bonus, they also help to filter the air. These interestingly unique plants can add colour and interest, as well as a little drama to any room.

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