Thimble Cacti Facts: Care For A Thimble Cactus Plant
The care of a thimble cactus plant depends on its size and species. If it’s not too big, then it can be kept in a pot with regular soil.
You need to keep the temperature at around 65°F (18°C) during winter months. During summer, you should move the plants outside if possible.
If you have a large plant, then you will need to grow it indoors. That means that it needs to be protected from direct sunlight and cool temperatures.
You can use glass or plastic containers. They are easy to clean and maintain. The best thing about them is they’re cheap! There are many types of plants available online such as succulents, potted plants, bonsai trees etc..
You can buy a variety of seeds from various websites like Amazon or eBay. Some of these seeds are very expensive, but some are quite inexpensive.
You can also grow your own plants from cuttings. Cuttings come in different sizes and shapes.
You can choose which ones you want to keep and which ones you want to sell later on. Once again, there are many options when it comes to growing succulents and other tropical plants indoors.
The first thing you have to do before you start growing your own plants from cuttings is to choose a good container. You can use shallow bowls, cups, or any other type of small container that can hold soil.
The soil should have the right texture; it should be firm and hold the shape of your hand when you insert it into the soil (but still be light and airy). It’s better if you use potting soil for succulents.
The next thing you should prepare is your cutting. The best time to do this is in the morning, after the last time you watered your plant (wait until morning because succulents tend to dehydrate during the night).
First, use a knife or scissors to cut off a piece of your succulent that has at least one or two ‘eyes’. Now you need to sterilize your tools. You can do this by dipping them in 70% rubbing alcohol or running them through a hot wash cycle in your washing machine. Let everything dry completely.
Now you must remove the lower leaves of your cutting, as this will help it to absorb sunlight. Cut off the top part of the root and place the cutting into your container (use sand, pebbles, or anything porous and smooth).
Water your cutting lightly with water that has a pH level of 5.5 to 6.5. This will help the plant to absorb nutrients better.
Put your container in a location that has indirect sunlight (or none at all). Keep the soil lightly moist and wait for it to grow.
It should take around two months before you see some growth.
When it comes to watering your plant, it’s important to do this with purified water (bottled water or rain water). Water with too much chlorine in it can damage the roots of your plant.
Caring for succulents doesn’t require much effort. Sometimes, over-watering can be more dangerous than underwatering.
That’s why it’s important to use a soil that retains water but also allows some to escape. Succulent plants store water in their stems and leaves, so they don’t need to be watered as often as other plants. It’s best to check them every week or two and see if they need water. You can do this by poking your finger in the soil. If it feels very dry, then the plant needs water. If it’s wet, don’t water it!
As a general rule of thumb, succulents should be watered once every one to two weeks. This will depend on the climate you live in.
Sources & references used in this article:
Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents: Indoor and Outdoor Projects for Unique, Easy-Care Plants–in All Climates by S Asakawa, J Bagnasco, S Buchanan – 2014 – books.google.com
Cactus culture for amateurs by W Watson – 1903 – LU Gill
The biology of immature Diptera associated with bacterial decay in the giant saguaro cactus,(Cereus giganteus Engelmann) by W Watson – 2012 – users.clas.ufl.edu
Individuality in Problem Solving: String Pulling in Two Carduelis Species (Aves: Passeriformes) by FJ Santana – 1961 – repository.arizona.edu