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growing cacti outside in cold conditions.

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by pete, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Only got a few myself but would be interested to see if anyone else is having success, and with what.
    Echinocereus, seems to do ok. Snow just starting to melt.
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    I find some of the smaller Opuntias are pretty hardy.

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      Despite the frost in the greenhouse, everything but the little ones that turned red are ok :fingers crossed:

      Think the cold might have shocked them into producing flower buds early though :yikes:

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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        @Zigs , no the flower buds are a sign of spring.
        Start by spraying overhead on sunny days and then slight watering.
        I have Rebutias showing the first signs of flower buds, it comes with lengthening days rather than temperature.
         
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          Ta Pete :)

          Will do :thumbsup:

          Least thems not died of death :phew:smiley-shocked015.gif
           
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            I had some success with a large Opuntia over a couple of mild winters but then an average winter killed them. This far inland is probably pushing it a bit.
            Most of my Cacti (and succulents) are outdoors on staging that is protected overhead to keep them dry. If it gets bitter they get put into my woodwork shed though.
             
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