Is it on concrete or the ground -I find that the ones on the ground just send the roots into the ground and I do not repot them -as per the photo -this plant is about 7 ft high and in one of the smallest pots available, and is growing extremely fast.
Just make sure you use a soil that is not too rich-i would only go one size up as they seem to do well in small pots -i often just use sand.
Vee -I have one plant that has those spikes that have a hook -not long ago i tried to trim it, and of course a long spike stuck in my finger and the more I pulled, the more I realised it was not coming out.
I felt such an idiot and thought i would have to go to the Dr with this thing sticking out of my finger. Eventually found a thing for getting out splinters and dug deep in the finger till i got it out -such pain! moral is, take care!
The word 'Cacti' for some reason always makes me think 'Jurassic''!
I think if well looked after, in the right place and climate.....they can be amazing!
I did once have one, but I have to admit they are not something I have really ever grown.
I love the pic enclosed, how they have made something ugly...look amazing!
I love cacti but I have a small garden so i do not have room for things unless I can eat them or i can feed them to the chickens or they need to be plants that feed the bees. So I grow Dragon fruit which ticks 2 of those things. It produces edible fruit and it is food for the bees
We haven't, but my parents used too, as I was growing up. There's a garden with cacti, on our walk from the station to our youngest daughters house in Melbourne, so I love looking at that, while I'm passing the house.