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Cactus and succulents

Here are some care tips specifically tailored for cacti and succulents during the spring season:

Light

Light: Place your cacti and succulents in a bright location where they can receive ample indirect sunlight. Aim for at least 6 hours of bright light each day. If growing indoors, position them near a sunny window or provide artificial grow lights.

Watering can

Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water deeply and thoroughly, ensuring that excess water drains away. Stick to a regular watering schedule, but adjust it based on the specific needs of your plants and the environmental conditions. Always check the soil moisture before watering again.
Termometer
Temperature: Most cacti and succulents thrive in warm temperatures between 65°F and 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Avoid exposing them to cold drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations, as they prefer consistent warmth.
Soil Mix
Soil: Use well-draining soil specifically formulated for cacti and succulents, or create your own by mixing regular potting soil with perlite or coarse sand. This type of soil allows for proper drainage and helps prevent root rot.
Fertilizer
Fertilizing: If desired, you can feed your cacti and succulents with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer formulated for these plants. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength and apply it once a month during the spring season. Be cautious not to over-fertilize, as it can harm the plants.
Repotting
Repotting: Spring is a suitable time to consider repotting if your cacti and succulents have outgrown their current containers. Choose a slightly larger pot with drainage holes and use fresh well-draining soil. Repotting is not necessary every year, so only do it if needed.
Pruning
Pruning: Inspect your plants for any dead, damaged, or overgrown parts. Use clean and sharp pruning shears to carefully remove these sections. You can also propagate healthy cuttings to create new plants.
Pest Control
Pest Control: Keep an eye out for common pests such as mealybugs, scale insects, or spider mites. If you notice any signs of infestation, promptly treat the affected plants with appropriate organic pest control methods.