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Thimble Cactus ( 1 piece )

Original price was: ₹150.00.Current price is: ₹100.00.

Estimated delivery dates: May 30, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024
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Description

The Thimble Cactus, also known as Mammillaria gracilis, is a small and charming cactus species.

how to grow and care for the Thimble Cactus:

  1. Light requirements: Thimble Cactus thrives in bright sunlight. Place it in a location where it can receive at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. If growing indoors, a south or west-facing window is ideal. Outdoors, a sunny spot in your garden or patio works well.
  2. Temperature and humidity: Thimble Cactus prefers average to warm temperatures, typically ranging from 65-85°F (18-29°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, but it’s best to protect it from frost. The cactus is adapted to low humidity environments, so it doesn’t require high humidity levels.
  3. Soil and potting: Thimble Cactus thrives in well-draining soil. Use a cactus or succulent potting mix, or create your own by combining regular potting soil with perlite or coarse sand. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  4. Watering: Like most cacti, Thimble Cactus is drought-tolerant and prefers infrequent watering. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During the active growing season (spring and summer), water the cactus sparingly, approximately once every two to three weeks. In winter, reduce watering frequency as the cactus goes into dormancy.
  5. Fertilization: Thimble Cactus has minimal fertilizer requirements. During the active growing season, you can apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer formulated for cacti and succulents. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the appropriate dosage and frequency. Avoid fertilizing during the winter dormant period.
  6. Propagation: Thimble Cactus can be propagated through offsets, also known as “pups,” which grow around the base of the mother plant. Carefully remove the offsets and allow them to dry for a few days to callus. Plant them in well-draining soil, and they should root and grow into new plants.
  7. Pruning and grooming: Thimble Cactus typically doesn’t require pruning. However, if you notice any dead or damaged parts, you can carefully remove them using clean, sharp tools.
  8. Pests and diseases: Thimble Cactus is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, common cactus pests like mealybugs and scale insects can occasionally appear. Regularly inspect the cactus for signs of infestation, such as sticky residue, white cottony patches, or tiny insects. If pests are present, treat them with insecticidal soap or alcohol-soaked cotton swabs.
  9. Handling and care: Thimble Cactus has spines, so handle it with care to avoid injury. Avoid touching or brushing against the spines. If necessary, use gloves or a folded paper towel for protection.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the unique beauty of the Thimble Cactus as it grows and thrives.

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