We are so excited to bring 6" Cactus to our collection this month! The possibilities with these large specimens are endless. For those of you who live in colder climates, the good news is that your can create an indoor aesthetic with bringing cactus inside that will be the envy of all of your lovely friends. As humans we crave a connection to the natural world. Anyone who has ever made the effort to re-wild their living space with a variety of plant decor knows that the feeling this creates in a space is irreplaceable.
If you live in a warmer climate, 6" cacti are wonderful for large scale outdoor garden projects filling in planter space or potentially covering large areas of your yard if you are in the process of turf removal in an effort to be water wise.
When handling large cactus we love wearing welding gloves as the spines cannot penetrate these gloves and you can have a lot more control handling your specimen. Remember when re-potting or putting cactus in ground that the two most important things you want to avoid are planting the cactus too deeply in the soil and over-watering the cactus once it has been planted. Both of these things increase your chance of your plant getting root rot and dying. Always use a soil with plenty of drainage i.e. perlite, peet moss, sand, or a combination of all three. This keeps the root structure from sitting in damp soil for an extended period of time. Depending on your climate, you'll want to water once every 2-3 weeks and less if the soil is retaining any moisture in between waterings. You want the soil to be totally dry at the time of a fresh watering cycle.
If you are going to be bold and bring your darling cactus inside, we love pairing these cactus with aged terracotta for a vintage rustic look. You can also use a smooth concrete or more modern glazed pot to match your aesthetic! We love to see what you guys come up with! Forward your indoor re-wilding photos to us for a chance to be featured on our social media and blog!Continue reading