How to Care for your Mini Cactus:

May 13, 2022

Cacti and succulents are known to be hardy plants, but I’ve still killed my fair share of them. The Ladyfinger cactus however, has become my go-to cactus and is a great starter for your indoor collection. Mammillaria Elongata have beautiful olive hues and citrus coloured spines. Have you noticed that some of the ladyfingers have a fiery copper crown? And their spring blooms come in a range of shades from an understated buttercream to a bold magenta. 

The species is native to central Mexico and seem to enjoy Calgary’s dry climate. I rarely water my ladyfingers throughout the winter and I only water them every few weeks during their growing season in the spring and summer months. You’ve probably heard it before, but overwatering your cactus will surely result in root rot.

Sunlight is the most important factor in keeping your cactus happy and healthy. Although it doesn’t require direct sunlight, the Ladyfinger cactus needs a bright sunny perch in your home to thrive and stay alive. Some patrons have told me they place their mini cactus on their car dashboard in the summer and I love that idea! Dashboard. Cactus. 

Lastly, remember that cacti are slow-growing plants so you will not have to repot your mini anytime soon. I’ve been experimenting and observing my mini cactuses for over two years and I have yet to repot a mini.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know more about these little beauties! 

May 13, 2022

How to Care for your Mini Cactus:

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Cacti and succulents are known to be hardy plants, but I’ve still killed my fair share of them.