Cacti and succulents make outstanding landscaping plants. They require little maintenance, grow in a variety of climates, and are easy to care for and grow. Most will even tolerate neglect. These plants are also well adapted to potted environments, making them excellent candidates for growing indoors as well.
There are numerous reasons to start a cactus garden. Do you love the intriguing and often otherworldly look of cacti and other succulents? Are you in search of relatively easy-care potted plants? Do you want to conserve water? Then these gardens are for you!
Cacti and other succulents don't require large amounts of fertilizer, but they generally appreciate a low-strength feeding during their growing season, which runs spring through summer.
Most cacti grow slowly and don't mind being a bit root-bound. If you see roots pushing out of the pot, or if your plant has grown out of proportion to the container size, it's time for a new home.
Overwatering your cacti is a sure recipe for disaster. These drought-resistant plants easily succumb to root rot, so always let the soil dry out between drinks. In the winter, it's not uncommon for cacti to require water only every couple of weeks. If your cactus garden is outdoors, mother nature will take care of watering needs in the form of rain most of the year, but if not, you should water your plants thoroughly at least once per week during the hottest months.