Christmas and Easter Cacti,Â Schlumbergera or Zygocactus
Tips for Growing Succulents and Cacti
Getting the watering right is the key issue. All plants need water during their growing period.
I water weekly in spring and early summer cutting down drastically by autumn leaving winter almost watering free.
Good drainage is as important as watering. Most succulent prefer a free draining sandy or gritty soil. Do not stand in water.
Keep most varieties free of frost.
Provide a weak fertiliser solution in spring and early summer.
Plants can be grown from seed and many root well from cuttings or grafting.
Insects can be a problem but most die in high heat.