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caring for your cactus

I must admit i have killed my fair share of cacti.  So my  advice is from a lot of experimenting, and the heartbreak of spending $15 on a beautiful cactus that ends up rotting on my driftwood. Well the first part of caring for your plant will be to identify what kind of cactus or succulent it is.

Some of the varieties  we love to  use often;

Bunny Ears:enthusiasts of this traditional cacti enjoy its easy to please nature. Despite the cute name, the Bunny Ear Cactus is in no way cuddly. Also known as the polka dot cactus) is fairly easy to grow if a grower can provide enough bright light, don’t over-water, it likes to rest in winter and make sure  to keep it in average room temperatures.  Easy Peasy!

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Zebra Cactus;  this little succulent is a favorite in many of our pieces. Its easy to propagate, requires plenty of light, but i noticed some varieties do not favor direct sunlight. You can experiment. Those that i killed were from over watering, try to maintain a regular schedule of once/twice a week

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Jelly Beans:  by far the easiest to grow,  survives well even when given little attention. It does prefer direct light, so i tend not to mix it with some of the cactus, looks lovely when combined with other succulents such as Echeveria.

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Echeveria: Very common  and in general these are pretty inexpensive  and easy plants, popular mostly because of their ornamental flower-shaped, thick-leaved succulent rosettes and wonderful colors and textures… these are really easy to propagate, but mine often get stretched out like the below because of staying indoors. Provide sufficient light, but not too much.

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There you have it, – a little water, sunlight, and some conversation( yes i talk to plants 🙂

 

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