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Apply these tips and they will last forever

Caring for cacti and succulents properly

Simply light, love and air? Although cacti and succulents are among the toughest houseplants in the world, sometimes they simply don't give anything away. The metabolism of these dry-weather plants is extremely slow and often it only becomes apparent that something has gone wrong with their care after weeks or months. This article shows you how to tell early on if something is wrong with your green roommate. You will gain basic knowledge about positioning and watering your cacti and succulents and find valuable tips on repotting and fertilising houseplants.

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What is the difference?

All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti

Cacti and succulents are often mentioned together and are somehow similar, too. Cacti and succulents actually belong to the same plant genus and cacti are simply the best known plant family of the succulents. Strictly speaking, all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. Both plant families store fluid in their tissue. Most cacti and succulents also have a thick layer of wax on the outer skin, which protects against evaporation and burns. But only cacti have areola. These are soft cushions on the outer skin of the plant from which the spines emerge.

Positioning – Watering – Repotting – Fertilising

Four care tips for cacti and succulents

Not everyone likes it hot


Depending on the weather


Secret tip to prevent rotting roots


With care and intuition


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COMPO CACTEA® Potting Soil for Cactuses

Special soil for all cacti and succulents. For optimum water absorption and perfect root growth.

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