1. Love your plants
2. Water : Water every 14 days between March- October
Increasing to every week during the warmer months. Allow the soil to dry between watering. Remember that smaller pots dry out faster than large ones.
Feed every 4-6 weeks (using a succulent specific feed) during the growing season (March- Oct).
Between October – March do not water; this is their enforced winters rest where plants should be kept in a dry, cool and airy place. Due to central heating a small amount of water once a month might be required to prevent drying of roots.
3. Well draining soil
Cacti and succulents like open, gritty compost to allow surplus water to drain through
Prick soil uses the following mix:
1 part pumice : 1 part John Innes II : 1 part coir compost
4. Temperature & Air
Summer: Cacti & Succulents are adapted to warm climates and love the heat.
Winter: keep in a cool position in the home no lower than 8-10°C.
Cacti & Succulents require good ventilation during the summer months.
Most love a sunny position, for example a south facing windowsill or a conservatory or greenhouse, where they are protected from frost and excess humidity. However some succulents do prefer half shade.
These are very general rules and there are some cacti and succulents that require different care. Always check what your individual specimen will require. Also all of our homes are different in terms of temperature ventilation and sun exposure so please adjust according to plant needs.