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The cactus year in overview

The right moves at the appropriate time decide whether the cactus and succulents culture is crowned by flowers. This overview will help you.

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  • the 'cactus classics' are in a cool state in hibernation; they are not poured
  • the cacti, which overwinter at room temperature, receive little water every 2 weeks; do not fertilize
  • Schlumbergera hybrids (Christmas cactus) get 4 weeks dry after blooming
  • Epiphyllum (leaf cactus), rhipsalis and succulents like Gasteria, Haworthia, Senecio, Pachypodium etc. are watered weekly
  • regularly check for pests



  • in time get pots and soil for repotting; Order seeds and accessories
  • the cuttings from October / November last year are dripped. But wait at least two weeks to start casting
  • all plants in hibernation still do not pour



  • The plants are now placed from the winter quarters to the window in heated rooms
  • Overspree with clear water wakes up the plants and stimulates new growth; pour sparingly
  • when the succulents have filled up again with water, fertilizing is the first time
  • Sowing on the bright windowsill, avoiding collision; Cutting cuttings
  • Time for pruning thin winter shoots



  • the seedlings from the sowings of the past year are being transposed; in established plants, fertilization begins
  • non-sensitive species can already be brought to protected places in the open air; but you should first get used to the unfiltered sunlight gradually
  • when the winter hardy have filled up, the first time fertilizing is announced in the field; Remove unwanted weeds
  • Sowing and pruning are possible until July



  • the plants are in full growth; they should receive plenty of heat, light, water and nutrients
  • Living stones begin their growth with the first careful watering
  • New acquisitions can be repotted after flowering
  • In greenhouses and cold frames, you should ensure good ventilation to avoid damaging stagnant heat
  • From mid-May, almost all succulents can stand outdoors
  • Time to cut cuttings and to refine



  • Main growth period of most cacti and succulents; Accordingly, they are to be provided with all the necessary growth factors
  • strong-consuming species such as leaf cacti, hylocereus or 'queen of the night' are vigorously watered and fertilized
  • the winter hardy outdoors are fertilized once more; new plants can still be added
  • last chance to cut Euphorbia cuttings
  • cheap time for grafting
  • Sowing is still possible



  • the nutrient supply this season is crucial for the flower bud in winter and the abundance of flowers in the coming year
  • Peck out sowings
  • freshly planted winter hardy can still grow well and develop a certain growth
  • Euphorbia cuttings should be used for rooting by the end of July at the latest; watch out for warm feet
  • now perform back and maintenance cuts



  • The roots of cacti and other succulents grow until about October
  • the end of vegetative growth is approaching; Fertilization with nitrogen is reduced
  • numerous South African succulents are in the main growth, so pay attention to good water and nutrient supply
  • Pikieren is still possible
  • use last opportunity for grafting



  • Restrict watering, stop fertilizing
  • Harvest plants, if possible, with plenty of fresh air and nocturnal temperature reduction
  • many species from southern Africa are growing; Nevertheless, watering should be limited to compensate for the decrease in natural daylight and light intensity
  • to remove sensitive succulents from the summer resort to their winter quarters



  • The last, particularly resistant species such as agaves or Echinopsis hybrids are evacuated from the outdoors to winter quarters
  • Wet-sensitive winter hardy get a rain cover
  • reduce the watering
  • Check for pests, if suspected, also examine the roots for root lice
  • large and vigorous shoots may be cut as cuttings until November; let dry until spring



  • Allow the root bales of all species, which are wintered cold, to dry thoroughly before starting winter rest
  • Keep Schlumbergera evenly moist after budding
  • water sparingly on warm winter storage; Lithops get little water



  • almost all species are in hibernation
  • Schlumbergera are in bloom and must be watered regularly; Avoid draft
  • Melocactus, Disocactus, Uebelmannia, Pachypodium and Aloe should stand at 15 ° C minimum temperature and should not be kept completely dry
  • Lithops receive the last waterings before going into rest
  • to control pests


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