plants

Spike

Cactus

£3.00 - £36.00

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About Spike

Native to the Americas, from Patagonia in the south to Canada in the north, cacti are typically found in sites that are subject to drought. The word 'cactus' derives from an ancient Greek word that meant 'spiky plant whose identity is not certain', which is quite fitting for this mixed selection we offer here.

Details

Our Spikes come in three sizes:
Plant height: 5-10cm; Pot width: 5.5cm
Plant height: 10-15cm; Pot width: 10cm
Plant height: 40-50cm; Pot width: 20cm

Please note that our cacti are sold individually and come in a variety of spikey shapes - each with their own unique personality.

We'd recommend keeping them in their pots even if you buy a suitable pots for them.

Likes

Cacti prefer well-lit spots, ideally away from wandering hands!

Dislikes

Although low light conditions won't harm a cactus, it will stunt its growth. Best not to overwater it either. Try to keep its conditions as close to a desert as is possible in a London home...

Watering and feeding

Always water from below by soaking the pot and allowing it to drain. This avoids over moisture, which can cause them to rot. Wait until the soil is completely dry before further watering, which generally translates as once every 7 days in the spring and summer and once every 15-20 days in the autumn and winter.

Living with pets and children

Non-toxic but still best to keep out of reach as they're prickly little things.