Desert Cactus


Introducing cactus and succulents to a new habitat sometimes can be very stressful for you and the plant. Knowing where the plant comes from originally will help you decide the best places to place it. Hopefully, the information in this blog will guide and help you in making the right decision on where to place your plant.

As we know cactus and succulents grow all over the world. That has many different types of landscapes, Desert, Plain, Taiga, Tundra, Wetland, Mountain, Mountain range, Cliff, Coast, Littoral zone, Glacier, Polar regions of Earth, Shrubland, Forest, Rainforest, Woodland, Jungle, Moors.

Desert Succulent

By doing a little bit of research you will be able to find out, the type of landscapes, temperatures, and climate that the cactus and succulent plants likes. Be able to give it the best soil type, position, and water requirements it needs. Causing your plant to thrive and flower more frequently. Making you and your plant happier.

Let’s look at an example of a cactus and succulent.

What we know is.

Oreocereus celsianus

Oreocereus Celsianus comes from the high Rocky Mountains, a semi-arid Andean region.

Well, rich draining soil. Frost hardy plant. Sensitive to rotting when it is in the presence of humidity and low temperatures. Regularly watering in summer. Needs full sunlight but as a former mountain dweller, does not care for extremely high temperatures in summer. So we will need to protect it by giving filtered sunlight.


Faucaria Tigrina comes from the Mountain slopes of sandstone patterns in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Dark clayish soil with a low pH is required. Protect from frost. Keeping the compost almost dry when the plants are dormant. They are a winter grower. Water moderately from the middle of summer to the end of winter. Growing in greenhouses can use cactus compost. Keep cool and shaded in summer but provide maximum light the rest of the year.

coastline desert plants

As you can see you can get a lot of information that will help in growing your plant in the right position.

But, if you are impatient, you can use try and error, but you could lose a lot of plants this way. Be careful.

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Happy growing.