Cactus 22

Normaler Preis
€22,00
Normaler Preis
Sonderpreis
€22,00
Einzelpreis
pro 
Verfügbarkeit
Ausverkauft
inkl. MwSt.

Green plants are available only from our local shop. At the moment this plant is in our stock.

Ceramic pots are not included in the price and you should order them separatelly when needed.

You can order and pay plants online, but you need to pick up them locally from our shop at Gärtnerstr. 13. at Boxhagener Platz.

Pickup/opening hours:
Mon-Fri 12-19
Sat 11-18

If you need delivery inside Berlin for many or to bigger plants/pots, call us (+49 171 2766 559) before buying, so we can arrange that.

Light

Cacti like as much bright indirect light as you can provide. Introduce a cactus plant to direct sunlight gradually to prevent sunburn. The ideal location for a small cactus pot is on the windowsill of a south-facing window.
Water

Allow the soil of a cactus to almost totally dry out before watering, then water deeply and thoroughly. Never allow a Cactus to sit in water. A cactus requires more water in the spring, summer, and early fall when it is growing than in the winter. Over-watering is the main reason cactus plants die.

Fertilizer

Use a fertilizer low in nitrogen and high in potassium at 1/4 the recommended strength. The type of fertilizer used for tomatoes works well. Fertilize monthly in the late spring and summer when a cactus is actively growing. Do not fertilize the rest of the year.

Temperature

An indoor cactus plant likes temperatures between 60°-80°F (15.6°-26.7°C)

Humidity

This plant comes from the desert and does well in very low humidity.

Flowering

After a 3 month resting period and under proper conditions, a cactus plant may bloom during the late fall and winter.

Pests

Even plants full of thorns get pests. These plants are susceptible to Mealy Bugs, scale, spider mites, and Aphids. scale is usually found around the thorns and can be scrapped off with a child's toothbrush. Spray the green solution (recipe in the Glossary) to get rid of any other cactus pests.

Diseases

Over-watering leads to crown, stem, and root rot.

Soil

Use a fast-draining, porous, sandy soil to prevent over-watering and root-rot. You can purchase special cactus/ succulent soil at a nursery or make your own.

Pot Size

Vertical cactus plants need pots that have a diameter 1/2 the height of the plant. Horizontal cactus plants need pots that have a diameter 2" larger than width of the plant. If a cactus plant starts to topple, place it in a deeper pot.

Propagation

A cactus plant is propagated by seeds, plant division, and plant cuttings. plant cuttings are definitely the easiest method.

Resting Period

A cactus needs less water and cooler temperatures in the winter when it is resting.

Poisonous Plant Info

This is a poisonous plant with a #2 Toxicity level.