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I am a real collector of cacti, and have about 40 different ones lined up around my back garden--all in pots. Some of them produce such beautiful flowers albeit only for a short time.

They are easy to look after and don't need much care--do you have any? Are you interested in the many different species available?

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No, but they are beautiful. I used to have a few potted cacti. I'd like to get some again. They have such lovely flowers.
They are the only plants that survive my green thumb :)

I have a potted green cactus that I keep in the garden. Not sure what kind it is, but I need to repot it as it is getting too big for the pot I've got it in. Any tips?
by Vee
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.
by Finy
Thanks Finy. How handy is that! I think I'll just make sure the soil underneath the pot is suitable and let the plant drop its roots and keep from pricking myself.
by Vee
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!
by Finy
Oh gosh! My stomach just turned. Thanks for the heads up. :)
by Vee
No I dont have garden at my home.
No I dont have garden at my home.
No I dont have garden at my home.
No I dont have garden at my home.
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!
No, but sometimes I go for a walk in a neighboring area and there is a garden which has cacti lined up along the front fence. It is really pretty, but I'd hate to fall into it!
Sarah, what a funny thought!
by Finy
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
Yes I do but only a few plants. I find them rather fascinating.
Your question has now made me want to buy one or three!
In my original garden, had several, as my son loved them.
The flowers a cactus plant produces are some of THE most beautiful in Nature!
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.
by Miro
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