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Encouraging Flowering Cacti

Maximum light, maximum heat

As a desert-dwelling species, cacti will do best in direct sunlight. If you have an indoor variety then place it in your sunroom near a north-facing window. I’ve placed ours outside, under the verandah and we are loving the brightly coloured flowers!

Remember, in Winter, cacti go dormant. I place them in a cool, dry spot ensuring they still get lots of light, and very importantly, stop watering them.

When they wake up again in Spring, I put them back in the sunshine and give them just enough water to keep them going.

I’m pleased with the results so far.


Until next time,

The Gardener