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saguaro

Apartment gardener, but moving to a house with lots of outdoor space very soon. I’m into house plants, succulents and airplants @docthrill = plantdad

Mammillaria elongata 'Cristata'

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saguaro

Pinky the #braincactus is looking it’s best self for #succulentsunday My plant baby that hates water! Definitely a bottom up waterer. #succulent #cactus #houseplants

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philstalder

Oh cool. I saw some of these and didn’t get one. Low water is great. It will be on my list now. Thanks Sarah. 😊

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saguaro

Awesome Phil @philstalder !! As long as the cactus itself doesn’t get wet and you bottom up water it, you should have a nice healthy plant. If any water gets on the plant itself, it will shrivel up and die. I lost my first one when my mom tried to help out and water it and top watered it. Didn’t even touch the plant itself. It pretty much looked like a raisin by the end of it.

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saguaro

I guess the reason they do that is because they store what ever water it gets in it’s leaves since it only rains (more like a mist) once a year in it’s native habitat. I suggest not misting it, too. Mine is with my plants that don’t like to be misted.

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philstalder

Great, thanks so much for the tips. 👍😊

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ausgardentags

#bestofjanuary

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saguaro

I have it in a deep tray and fill it up until it stops taking in the water Dee @dee3. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 times to do the trick. If the water stops draining wait overnight and in the morning remove what ever water is left in the saucer.

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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saguaro

Less water than your average cactus Dee @dee3. I water mine when the top of the soil is dry. They like to be really dry since it doesn’t rain in it’s natural habitat. Honestly, the best thing you can do for your plants is neglect them a little.

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docthrill

Yeah #succulentsun

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