Cactus Desert Garden
The cactus desert garden are easy to maintain and can endure all in door climates very well from the dry heat of south facing window to the humid heat in bathrooms and kitchens. The cactus plant is sandwiched in compost between two layers of draining gravel so the roots can take up their needed water supply.Cacti aren’t just drought tolerant – they need some drought to survive. Their roots rot easily, and too much water can kill them. Unfortunately, the symptoms of overwatering in cacti are very misleading. In the beginning,overwatered plants actually show signs of health and happinessIdeally, cacti should be watered with tepid rainwater whenever the compost dries out fully from your last watering. When this happens, water well again and don’t give any more until the compost has dried out once more.
Cacti and succulents thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place cacti and succulents in a bright place. A south facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow colour. The optimum light depends on the variety of cacti and succulent that you are growing. For example, forest-growing epiphytes, such as Rhipsalis, need semi-shade, but an Echeveria needs bright light.
Succulents and cacti are low maintenance, water wise plants that store water in their leaves, stems or roots, creating a plump or succulent appearance. They are often found in hot, arid climates such as the desert and have adapted to tolerate long periods of drought. There are many varieties of succulents and cacti that come from all over the world. For best results each plant has individual needs, but there are general rules for succulent and cactus plant care.