Colourful cacti

Cacti are gorgeous, low-maintenance plants for the indoor gardener, so show them off to the max grouped in attractive displays to enhance your home in Petersfield.

How to care for your Cacti

The cactus is fun, hip and easy to care for. But anyone who thinks he can do without attention, is wrong. With our care tips you keep your cactus beautiful for a long time.

  • Water: the amount of water depends on the size of the plant and the period of the year. Between November and March, no water or very little water is sufficient. Starting in March, you can water the plant once every 3 to 4 weeks. Allow the soil to dry out completely afterwards.
     
  • Light: Cacti prefer to stand on the windowsill, a place where it is sunny. The plant does not like being in the full sun all the time, then he gets brown wounds. In the summer, the cactus does well under a roof.
     
  • Repotting: only after one year is it time to repot the cactus. Repeat this every year to allow the plant to grow optimally. The repotting of cacti is not always easy because of the spines, so use thick gloves.

Cacti in a container

A cactus garden makes the most of smaller specimens. Choose a selection of different shapes, sizes and colours from the wide range available in our garden centre, looking for contrasts: purple-tinged Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' sets off green columns of Haageocereus beautifully, while tall cacti have more impact when set against squat, sculptural barrel cacti. Broad leaved succulents like Aeoniums also look fabulous paired with spidery stems like those of the pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli).

Wide, shallow bowls or boxes give most scope for letting loose your creativity. Paint trays in bright colours, Mexican style, and create natural-looking scenes by setting your groups of cacti among rocks, grit and sand to mimic a natural landscape.

Place your cactus garden where you can see it, on a windowsill or shelf at least a metre off the ground. You could even place it against a fabulous backdrop of a spectacular Arizona desert, or colourful abstract materials or textiles.

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Buy your Cactus at Aylings Garden Centre

Please ask the staff in our Petersfield garden centre for more information and advice about how to collect and display cacti so they look at their best. If you are curious about our plants, check out our houseplants page. If you are also looking for a nice container for your plant, then you really need to visit Aylings Garden Centre. We have a wide range of different containers. Please come and visit us! You can find our opening hours on our contact page

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