Can you grow cacti in a greenhouse?

by Robin Parker in Uncategorised - 16 February 2010
 

Since cacti require lots of heat to thrive, a greenhouse is one of the best places to grow them. Desert type plants such as cacti also require light, so it is important that you choose the right type of greenhouse and place it in an area where your plants are sure to get just the right amount of light to help them grow.

It is important to be aware of where any plants are originally from so that you can get an idea of how they should be looked after. Cacti are originally from North and South America, where there is very little rainfall. The soil in these areas is very rich in minerals, so it is important that you use a similar type of soil when potting your cacti.

Greenhouses can provide just the right amount of heat and moisture that your cactus needs for it to thrive. Cacti contain some moisture and will grow successfully when placed in the right sized pot with mineral enriched soil. Although cacti do not require as much water as other plants, they still need to be provided with a little every now and then, otherwise they will go thirsty.

To make sure that your cacti really flourishes, you may wish to opt for a cedar greenhouse, which provides plenty of heat. This is perhaps the best type of greenhouse for desert type plants. Once you have started to grow your cacti, it may be a good idea to keep it inside the greenhouse rather than moving it around. The climate outside the greenhouse is not likely to be suitable for these types of plants, which may result in them dying.

Once placed in the right temperatures, with the right soil and plenty of moisture, cacti will require very little maintenance other than being watered every so often. There are some types that can survive when placed outdoors, but a greenhouse is sure to be the right place for those who wish to give their cacti the proper treatment they need for them to flourish.

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