Cactus Mix (House Plant Seeds)

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.

A diverse mix of different species

Low maintenance and easy to grow

Perfect for sunny windowsills

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Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 15cm (6in)

Tender Perennial

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full sunsun or semi shade

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Sowing Months Flowering Months

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Description
An exciting mix of all sorts of easy to grow cacti, which are all well suited to window sills, sun rooms or greenhouses. It’s easy to grow a cactus, and this fun mix means that you never know quite what you are going to grow! These low maintenance plants are the perfect way to start a new collection that will produce a fascinating display which will last for many years. With maturity, many Cacti will produce bright, showy flowers. Height and spread: 15cm (6").


1 packet (20 seeds) (KB5903)

Sowing

Sow cactus seed from January to April. Sow cacti on the surface of a free draining, gritty compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of silver sand. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag, maintaining a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination, which can be erratic and usually takes between 1 - 3 months. Do not exclude light when growing cacti as this helps germination.

Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into trays or 5cm (2”) pots of gritty potting mix and continue to grow in warm conditions. Once they are well grown, pot cactus plants on into 7.5cm (3") pots, and water carefully until established.

More Info

Cactus plants are slow growing so patience is required. Grow cacti in full light with some shelter from the hottest sun. In summer, water cacti regularly with soft water or rain water. Allow the compost to dry out slightly between watering. In winter, while the plant is dormant, gradually reduce watering and allow the compost to remain dry. An average temperature of 10-23C (50-75F) is ideal, although many Cacti can tolerate lower temperatures down to a minimum of 5C (40F).

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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