7 Hints and Tips on Caring for Cacti

I love cacti. They are such an easy houseplant to look after. It doesn’t matter if you forget about them, for a week or two. They will still be there when you do remember you have them. 
Here are my 7 simple Hints and Tips on caring for cacti.
These are my cacti and succulents that live in the kitchen. I have grown most of them from other plants over the past few years. I have accidently knocked some of the sprouting parts off at one time or another, and with those parts I have stuck them into a bit of cacti soil from the garden centre and off they grow! They have grown into the most weird unusual shapes.
Here are 7 hints and tips on how to care for your cacti:
  1.  If they live inside like mine water them a little once week so they don’t dry out. 
  2.  Cacti prefer well drained soil with a mix of grit, phosphorous and nitrogen.
  3.  Repot them once year if they are getting too big for their pots and to replace the soil.
  4.  When repotting protect your hands! 
  5.  Use small sponge blocks to grip the cacti when removing from the  pot.
  6.  Place them in the sun, for 4-6 hours a day (mine live on the windowsill).
  7. You can then watch them grow and they might even flower occasionally for you! 
I love cacti as they are perfect indoor plants for busy people. There are many different, shapes, sizes and types out there for you to collect, It can get very addictive!. Every year when we go on holiday to see family up in Derbyshire I mostly always end up finding a different type of cactus in one of the gorgeous garden centres up there to bring back home with me. I am running out of windowsill space!
Do you have any Cacti in your house?
 If not do you have any other houseplants?


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  1. 24th May 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Your post makes me want to go Cacti shopping! I'm in Derbyshire myself, and like you say there are so many lovely garden centres to visit. Very tempted to start my own collection :).


  2. 22nd May 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Great tips! My son loves cacti and has a couple at my parents house. I've always wanted to get him some for our house, but I wasn't sure how to look after them!

    Laura xx

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday πŸ™‚

  3. 22nd May 2016 / 12:25 pm

    I am useless at growing a lot of stuff tbh. and we have cats. and cats and houseplants I find don't tend to mix. cats chew the leaves. cats get sick :/ and plants die #KCACOLS

  4. 22nd May 2016 / 10:59 am

    We used to have cacti. They just wouldn't grow inside our house. We've moved one outside to a garden bed and it seems much happier there. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  5. 21st May 2016 / 10:12 pm

    I have a few cacti and they are so far still looking quite healthy. But I don't have a great track record unfortunately! Thanks for sharing on #KCACOLS

  6. russell hutton
    7th April 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Time to have a go at carnivorous plants? πŸ™‚

  7. 13th March 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Oh I do love cacti, it always reminds me of my great garn, she has one on her windowsill I think I may have to get one this year, it can be a plant that my cats will hopefully not try to eat!

    • 13th March 2015 / 5:57 pm

      Im sure the cats would keep away from the prickly spines! xx

  8. 13th March 2015 / 5:01 pm

    I'm thinking of getting some cacti to brighten up my place, thanks for sharing the tips x

    • 13th March 2015 / 5:56 pm

      Cacti are lovely plants to brighten up any room xx

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