Growing Cactus House Plants

Cactus make great house plants particularly if you do not live in an area where they will thrive outdoors. This is a guide about growing cactus house plants.

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Growing Cactus House Plants
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I have a 15 inch cactus that will not stand straight up. It started to lean and I repotted it. It was straight for a while then started to bend again. Is it OK to to plant above the roots further up the cactus? What do you suggest to keep it straight?
Thank you.

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Yes, you can plant your cactus deeper in the soil to stabilize it. Just be careful to not rot the new part that will be underground. It will take it a little while to change into the non-chlorophyll producing skin of the below ground section. I found this website and article helpful:

http://www.sacredcactus.com/propagation.htm

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When planting cactus, use either kitchen tongs or welding gloves, depending on size.

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How often should I water my cactus and how much light does it need? Also is light from a light stand with a regular 100 watt bulb good for plants?

By Sharon

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I don't know exactly about the light, but don't water often or much. Every couple of weeks, just a small amount. Not a cactus expert, although I do have one. Generally I would say regular (steady source) of light. They obviously can stand heat. Mine is on the patio near the light, but not in the bright light and it is doing fine.

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Dying CactusMy cactus is dying. Last Sunday it was still in good condition, but yesterday it seemed to be dying. The head of the cactus is turning a black color. The area near the roots is turning yellow. Is there any way to save my cactus?

Hardiness Zone: 4a

By Jenny from Selangor, Malaysia

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hmph, already a month then only get a feedback. I think it's cant save anymore. My mom had put outside my house and see it will recover by itself or not.

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Flowering cactus in pot.

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Awhile back, our daughter picked out a cactus at the hardware store. To be honest, I didn't have high hopes for the cactus' survival. Living in the Northwest, you quickly realize that there are a lot of plants sold in stores that can't actually thrive here with the rainy, chilly, and cloudy weather. To my amazement, not only has her cactus survived, but it has also rebloomed! She and I had actually had a long talk about the fact that the pretty flowers on it when she bought it would likely not come back. :) Boy was I wrong.

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What to do with those self stick curlers that just lay around in the bathroom in all different colors? They make great cactus plant holders! Fill them with dirt, and water little. They keep the cactus dried out enough to grow, and make a beautiful cluster, stuck together!

By Sandy in KS

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