January 3, 2018

Growing Cacti and Succulents

Growing  cacti and succulents was a big part of my year 2017. It has brought me tremendous joy knowing that it does not die on me unlike the other plants. I'm bent on continuing my relationship with these beauties, and these are my first purchases for 2018...

I've planted some of them with pots and other available around my house.

I bought this cute decor at HMR 3 years ago. It collected dust for along time but now it looks amazingly pretty!
This pot is actually an oil burner but some parts were missing so I used it to plant my cactus

This glass jar used to hold a large candle but cracked unexpectedly. I taped the cracked part and voila!
This is an old decorative lamp
This clay pot used to be a decor in our big aquarium.
We shifted to a smaller aquarium so it was lying around the house for so long.
It now serve a better purpose. 

Growing desert cactus is actually easy because it is among the toughest of all houseplants. These pretty simple rules applies in the Philippines:

1. Light: Strong light is essential. Temperature: During the active growth period, cacti prefer hot, dry temperatures, ranging from 70ºF to more than 80ºF.

2. Only water if  the soil  begins to dry.

3. Cactus are slow-growing plants and will rarely need repotting. Many species of cacti will bloom better when they are slightly under potted.

4. I didn't event use fertilizer to grow my cactus but if you feel like using fertilizer, go ahead.

5. The most common mistake is over watering cactus so make sure to keep it away from palyful kids. 

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