It depends how much root you manage to get. I pot anything with a good root system up straight away. You can let it callus over, just don't give it a drink for a few days and it'll be fine either planted or resting on top of soil.
I've found that I have to keep humidity between 60% and 70% but anything over that effects the humans a bit. I seem to have found perfection in regulating it to now with the number of plants I have in each room it tends to sit at 65% the few plants that need humidity in the range of 80% have to live in the bathroom to attain the humidity they need. I think the kids get sick of me using the reason for baths being the plants need them to 😂 I always find it interesting that people who grow plants
@totallygarden - hello! Well, moved house last September and this year it's been pointing in a different direction on a cold windowsill - it was yellow and mushy in May, so I had to repot it - first I trimmed the roots, took it out of the pot and used cacti/succulent compost and topped it with horticulture grit. This all helped improve the general look of the plant, but using an old drinks bottle cut in half has really helped.. I kept it on for weeks at a time, watering when there was no visible
@totallygarden - humidity in the drinks bottle. Now I have three buds which could be the best we've ever had! And it's all grown a few inches in height and width. I really can't recommend using a cloche of some description. Has yours ever flowered?
So this is the result of a lot of tlc. New soil, cloche on it for half the day to keep it nice and humid. I've actually noticed it has gotten taller since I began my exercise of trying to rescue it from the yellow, squiggy plant it was only a few months ago. Hoping the bud produces a flower and doesn't just fall off! #cactus #cacti
So a few months ago I posted about a squiggy, soft, yellow #chincactus which I thought was on its way out.. I changed the soil, added horticulture grit and even made a homemade cloche out of an old drinks bottle and now it's thriving! It's got its green colour back and really starting to fill out again 🤞🏻
@lovestogarden - it faces a different direction to where we first lived when we bought it, always felt it's now in a cold position, but now with the cloche it gets so much warmer in the day and the heat is still there during the night instead of just constant cold
Hello Kyle, from cactus plants that I have had in the past, almost no water through the winter months. They can take a surprising amount during the summer if enough drainage is provided. Also, it is normal for the base and older parts to get woody and brown coloured with age.
I would. @alovealoe knows much more than i about cacti though. I water mine quite frequently as in well draining mixes and in a fairly hot room. Every 2-3 wks or so. Obviously not at all in winter as they're dormant
This has now flowered three times this year since June! I've been watering it sparingly and when I do it's got a tiny bit of tomato feed in which someone on here/or a gardening forum I frequent recommended to me a few months ago to help it flower #cacti #cactus #bud #pink
Oh how exciting! I remember my Dude and I saving for ours in our late 20s when we decided we were gonna be lifers 💍 Felt like forever but we saved for a deposit! Bought the house in 2004 off my Dad....Garden still nowhere near finished 😂 Enjoy making your dreams come true 😊👍🌱
@kyleleonard , I'm really not sure, think it maybe a hematocactus or a type of rebutia in I'm meeting up with some cacti friends in the next couple of weeks. I will let you know when I get a definite answer. Has this cactus not flowered since? Do you feed your cacti at all? I feed my cacti fortnightly with a weak mixture of tomato feed. This guarantees flowering and provides the cacti with all the nutrients they need. I only water from the beginning of May to Beginning of October.
@wilko - I've never fed them! And it didn't flower last year, probably why then! I'll look into buying some tomato feed this week. I buy cacti because I live a second storey apartment, but I tend my parents' garden. I have 3 big ones and 6 small ones, but nothing too unusual yet.