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Cacti and succulents as houseplants and caring ways

15 types of cacti and succulents as houseplants and caring ways.

The cacti and succulents, in general, have regained prominence and it seems that this is a trend that is growing.

They are relatively easy to care for and do not require too much effort, just water from time to time and they will grow in spaces where other plants are prone to suffer more.

Before entering the matter, the first thing we must know is the difference between cacti, and succulents since many people confuse it, believing that it is the same.

What is the difference between cacti and succulents?

Succulent

Succulent plants adapt to extreme heat and times of long droughts thanks to the fact that they reduce their perspiration and thus lose less water.

They have a reduced surface to avoid water loss. They store water in humid times, keeping it in leaves, stems, or roots.

Cacti

Cacti are succulents best known, have a succulent stem, and are one of the many species of succulents in the world.

Within succulent plants, cacti belong to the Cactaceae family and are the best example of the adaptive power of succulents.

They only have a stem or column where water is stored and a woolly coating that helps protect from heat.

Caring for cacti and succulents as houseplants

Golden barrel cactus

Golden barrel cactus

Sun: Direct sunlight.

Temp:  20 – 35 °C.

Water: Regularly when the soil becomes dry.

Fertilization: One time every two months by NPK fertilizers.

Soil: Peat moss soil.

Kalanchoe

Sun: Direct sunlight.

Temp: Temp shouldn’t be less than 10 °C.

Water: Regularly when the soil becomes dry.

Fertilization: One time every month by NPK fertilizers.

Soil: Any type of soil.

Echeveria

Sun: Indirect sunlight.

Temp: Moderate temp.

Water: Regularly when the soil becomes dry.

Fertilization: Fertilization is one time every 15 days in spring and summer

Soil: Any type of soil.

Crown of thorns

Sun: Direct sunlight.

Temp: 15 – 40°C.

Water: Regularly when the soil becomes dry.

Fertilization: One time every month by NPK fertilizers.

Soil: Peat moss soil.

Aloe Vera

Sun: Aloe Vera needs indirect sunlight.

Temp: High temperature.

Fertilization: One time every year in spring.

Water: Watering should be done regularly when the soil becomes dry.

Soil: It needs sandy soil.

Elephant bush

Sun: Little amount of direct sunlight

Temp: 18 – 35 °C.

Water: Regularly when the soil becomes dry.

Fertilization: One time every two months by NPK fertilizers.

Soil: Peat moss soil.

ZZ Plant

Sun: Indirect sunlight.

Temp: Moderate temp.

Water: Regularly when the soil becomes dry.

Fertilization: Fertilization is one time every month in spring and summer.

Soil: Any type of rich humus soil.

Haworthia

Sun: Indirect sunlight.

Temp: Moderate temp.

Water: Every 2 – 3  weeks.

Fertilization: in the spring and summer months by special cactus fertilizers.

Soil: Sandy soil.

Prickly Pear

Sun: Direct sunlight.

Temp: Tolerant to any climate (hot or cold).

Water: Every 2 – 3  weeks.

Fertilization: In the growing season by a balanced fertilizer.

Soil: Sandy or gravelly.

Ruby Ball

Sun: Indirect sunlight.

Temp: Tolerant to any climate (hot or cold).

Water:  When the soil is completely dry.

Fertilization: One time every month during the growth period.

Soil: fast-draining cactus mixture.

Aeonium

Sun: Direct sunlight or part shade.

Temp: Moderate temperature.

Water: When the top inch of soil becomes dry.

Fertilization: One time every month during the growth period.

Soil: Sandy loam.

 

Also read: 20 types of houseplants and caring ways.

 

Tiger Jaws

Sun: Direct sunlight.

Temp: Tolerant to any climate (hot or cold).

Water: Regularly when the soil dried out.

Fertilization: One or two times by diluted liquid fertilizer during the growth period.

Soil: Cactus/succulent mixture.

Donkey’s tail

Sun: Direct sunlight.

Temp: warm weather.

Water: Regularly when the soil dried out.

Fertilization: During growth season in spring by NPK fertilizer.

Soil: Loamy or sandy soil.

Living stones

Sun: Direct sunlight.

Temp: warm weather.

Water: Don’t water it in winter but water it in other spring and summer when the soil is completely dried out.

Fertilization: During growth season in spring by NPK fertilizer.

Soil: Sandy soil.

Houseleek

Sun: Direct sunlight.

Temp: Moderate temprature.

Water: When the soil is completely dried out.

Fertilization: No fertilizer is needed.

Soil: Sandy soil.

We suggest this video to learn you how to propagate cactus easily.

And also this book is a guidebook for succulents caring

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