How to Prepare and Amend Cactus and Succulent Soil?
Cactus and succulent are a type of plant that is extremely easy to care for and adds color and visual aesthetics to the environment. While they are easy to maintain, some mistakes can kill them.
Cactus and succulents are a type of plant belonging to the same family. Cactus and succulents, which are easy to grow in the sun and in the cold, are frequently used for decoration purposes in offices, cafes and bars. Cactus and succulents, which are highly preferred to be taken care of at home with their positive energy, can rot if the necessary care is not taken.
If you have purchased a new cactus or succulent, take a look at the necessary care conditions.
How to Care for Cactus and Succulents?
- Cactus and succulent should be watered 1 or 2 times a week on the same day and before noon, depending on the type, size and pot size. For example; Approximately 200 ml of water is sufficient for a cactus in a medium-sized pot.
- Cacti and succulents can tolerate any kind of water. However, it must be irrigated with drinking water for a good growth.
- You can also feed cacti and succulents once a month or in spring and autumn.
- You can give fish oil to cactus and succulents as plant food.
- Cactus and succulents should be placed in the sun-drenched areas of the house. However, they can also live in semi-sun or low-sun areas. But its development is slow.
- Instead of deep watering the succulents, you can moisten the soil with a spray bottle every 2-3 days.
How Should Cactus and Irrigated Soil Be?
Cactus and succulents develop healthier in a suitable soil mixture where they can receive nutrients and develop. Cactus and succulent soil should be granular, permeable and water-repellent sandy soil. Peat, which is sold in ready-made packages, cannot be fed sufficiently from the soil. So how to prepare the ideal cactus and succulent soil mix?
Necessary materials for preparing cactus and irrigated soil;
- 1 spoon of nutmeg
- 1 scoop of forest or garden soil
- 1 scoop of chickpea-sized tuff
- Half scale peat
- Half scale stream gravel
#Add the ingredients to your pot in order, and open the middle like a carrot and place the cactus or succulent so that the root is not too deep.
Note: When you buy a new cactus or succulent, find out when the plant's soil was last changed or how long it has been waiting to be sold. If the soil content is bad, first change the soil of your plant. Otherwise, other plants in the house may be infected with lice from that soil. In addition, cactus and succulent soil should be changed every 2 years.