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How To Grow A Cactus And Succulent Garden

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If you need a cute and easy to maintain garden, you should try using cacti and succulents. As much as establishing them may be a bit hard, maintaining them is quite easy. Choosing a variety of plants and succulents can give you a stunning cactus garden design. Below is everything you should know about catus and succulent gardens.

 

Facts about Cacti

Unfortunately, all cacti in Australia are imported, so if you want a native cactus from Australia, you are quite unlucky. However, they still grow well in Australian conditions. In fact, they can thrive in poor soil.

This plant grows naturally in sunny places where there is inadequate soil. They can also grow in temperate climates so long as they are exposed in a sunny position. If you want to enjoy a large cactus, buy one that has fully grown because they are in general cacti are slow in growing.

These plants come in different sizes and shapes, for example, there are those that are spread out while others are bulbous. Others produce “fruits” while others produce flowers. Cacti need maintenance because they can be attacked by scale insects and mealy bugs. Using a dose of dolomite will help to keep them healthy.

 

What you should know about Succulents

succulents.jpg“Succulent “’ is the ability of a plant to store water. Succulent leaves are fat and filled with water to endure dry climatic conditions. Most species of succulents are native plants of Australia which have more than 400 types of Succulents.

Succulents come in different shapes and colours, and you can plant them beside other plants to create a succulent garden.

 

Things to consider when growing a Cactus and Succulent Garden

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The Cactus garden design and the succulent garden design are more of a sculpture than it is a garden. You can use pots to grow them, grow them on the ground or even use vertical wall gardens to grow them. If you want to make them unique and beautiful, choose succulents and cacti in different colours and shapes. They can look great in colourful pots. Some pieces will pour on the sides of the pot and make them more interesting.

Smaller cacti can also look good in small pots just like a large cacti can in a big pot. Most succulents need some little soil and can, therefore, fit well in a rocky garden.

Not all succulents can grow well in similar conditions. There are two types of succulents:

  • Those that don’t do well in cold conditions. Some of them include Crassula, Echeveria, Aeonium, Jade plants, Portulacaria, Senecio, and Aloe.
  • Those that withstand cold conditions like Mesembryanthemum, Agave, and Stonecrop.

If you want to get cacti and succulents that will flourish your environment, contact a garden designer or a local landscaper to help you choose them. Most landscapers and garden designers know a lot about cacti and succulents.

If you don’t have time to DIY then consider getting quotes from experienced and quality gardeners and landscapers at Bricks+Agent, your one-stop-shop for hiring local professionals. 

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Topics: Home Improvement, Inspo

Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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