So far my cacti haven’t germinated yet. Germaination is estimated as within 2 weeks to 2 months so if nothing grows by September I’m gonna accept defeat and start again. Although it will be embarrassing as cacti are low maintenance and there’s 5 seeds planeted so hopefully at least one grows.
I did get my cactus a friend; Dil.
Lidl are doing a “grow your food iniative” so with every €20 spend you get a free seed pod and one wanted the Dil seeds. I took it because I think the world needs more plants and I felt sad for poor little Dil. I followed the instructions and the pot developed a fungus. The leaflet that came with it was frustratingly vague but Google suggested leaving it outside. Leaving it out for two days for rid of most of it but not all, the little bit left hasn’t grown but I’m keeping it outside now as the plants are kept on my windowsill by my bed so I don’t want to be breathing in anything funny while I sleep. The pot blew over a few times before I weighed it down with coins which has worked so far.
It’s been about two weeks and there’s been no germination and about 4 weeks for my cactus So for now, I have two little pots of dirt.
It’s looking like this little upcycling project won’t be stopping at the cacti, and I might end up bringing more plants into the world, afterall, it used to be a greener place, and we could do with going back to that.
Alex’s germinated so at least we’ve learned that the kit works.
25 thoughts on “Becoming a Cactus Mom: Cactus gets a friend”
I have many little cactuses around my house, but never tried to grow them; I only just manage to keep them alive. Looking forward to hearing how they progress.xx
I bought two little cacti a few weeks ago, they’re called Jeremy and Jemima!
I am looking forward to knowing if they grow more. Loved this post. 🙂
Thank you 😊
You are welcome
Aw, this looks so cool! I’ve been meaning to get a cactus for a while now but have never actually gotten around to it, this post has given me some newfound motivation!
Aw yay, everyone is gonna have plants in their room all of a sudden
Growing them yourself!! So cute mine are all fake🤦🏼♀️😂
I have a fake one in a pineapple pot because it’s cute but real plants are probably better
Hopefully they sprout soon, I’m so excited just watching my little pots of dirt!
I would be to, first sign of a sprout and I’d be “Yes I’ve succeeded move over Alan titchmarsh” x
I’ve been growing air plants and succulents as they don’t require much attention apparently, but even they are struggling with my infrequent watering
Cacti have to be kept in a plastic bag with air-holes until they germinate but so much moisture is in there that I’m afraid to water it
I guess they don’t get much water in the desert. Hard not to second guess yourself, so similar to looking after children
Keep us updated on the progress of these little cacti. I’m excited to see how they grow!
I’ve alwahs wanted some but I’m useless they’d probably die! I can’t wait to see how they do!
I’m a little worried nothing will grow 😂
That’s such a great idea from Lidl. I’m awful at keeping anything alive in my garden, all my plants sadly have a low life expectancy 🙈. I’d love to give cactus growing a try though, fingers crossed yours grows soon! 💖 xx
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Thanks, hopefully I get little baby cacti soon!
I enjoyed this update on ‘plant watch’ and looking forward to seeing if you get some green sprouts soon too… Fingers crossed 😉🌿🌵
This is so cute! Can you please give us your best planting tips cus I wanna do something like this xx
I just followed the instructions from the kit but when it’s fully grown I might share what I did