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LIGHT:
Direct sun to bright light.

WATER:
Water often in spring to fall,
less in winter, let soil dry out.




SOIL MIXES




FINE
One part crushed gravel to two parts sieved peat compost.
This mix is nutrient-rich and needs no fertilizer.Suitable
for seedling and young plants.


MEDIUM
A mix of 50 per cent peat,30 per cent sieved garden soil,
20 per cent coarse gravel.


MEDIUM COARSE
A mix of 30 per cent peat,30 per cent sieved garden soil,
40 per cent coarse gravel. Suitable for taller more
vigorously growing cacti.


COARSE
A mix of 50 per cent coarse gravel,25 per cent peat,
25 per cent roughly sieved compost.


TIP:Check each cacti for soil type.
Each you can buy ready mixed.

TIP:
Every cactus is a succulent, but not every succulent is
a cactus. Cactus have tufts of spines,bristles or hair sprout,
called areoles, where flowers bloom.
Always use extra sand or gravel for fast easy draining,
or use a soil mix for these plants.




APOROCACTUS
Rat-tail cactus

ASTROPHYTUM
Sea urchin cactus,Star cactus,Sand dollar.

BORZICACTUS
Old-man-of-the-mountains.

CEPHALOCEREUS
Old man cactus,Golden spines,Mexican giant,Peanut.

ECHINOCACTUS
Barrel cactus,Hedgehog,rainbow,lace.

ECHINOPSIS
Easter lily cactus.

EPIPHYLLUM
Siegfried cactus

GYMNOCALYCIUM
Chin cactus,Plaid cactus.

LOBIVIA
Hedgehog or cob cactus.
LIGHT:bright Filtered light.


MAMMILLARIA
Pincushion cactus.

MELOCACTUS
Melon cactus.

NOTOCACTUS
Ball cactus,sun cup,scarlet ball,golden ball.

OPUNTIA
Prickly pear,bunny ears.

RHIPSALIDOPSIS
Rosea,Shocking pink.
LIGHT:Filtered light.


SCHLUMBERGERA
Christmas cactus,Thanksgiving cactus.
LIGHT:Bright filtered light will keep flowers.
PROPAGATION:Leaf segments.




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