General Care


Succulent plants are adapted by nature to take up moisture, when it is available, quickly and store it over long periods so: THEY DO NEED WATER!


Like all houseplants (and that is all they are) they need regular attention, re-potting and checking for pests and disease. They will not survive long periods of cold, especially in winter keep them fairly dry and frost free.


Most cacti and many succulents prefer full sun, although forest cacti, such as Christmas cacti, would do better in shady or broken light situation. Mature cacti will thrive in conservatory locations, where the average houseplant would fail.


We suggest watering at least once a week during the growing season (March to October). If in doubt, DONíT WATER! During winter, little or no water should be given. We recommend watering from above but under no circumstances DO NOT let them stand in water for more than 1 hour.


Cactus and Succulent Feed

Regular feeding throughout the growing season will encourage your plants to grow well and flower regularly. We have lots of returning customers for this fed who can testify to the benefits of this feed. Feed is available at £2.50 per 100 gm packet plus £2.00 p&p for 1 to 3 packets. For 4 or more add £3.20 Please make cheques payable to S Griffin, thank you.

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Seed List 2020

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Cactus and Succulent Cultivation Booklet

This tells you all you need to know about growing healthy plants in simple straight forward language. We take you through seed growing, watering, re-potting and general care of your plants. There is specific information on Black Aeoniums, Lithops and other Mesembs together with a range of different topics including watering a terrarium. This is written from experience by Stan Griffin and Vicki Newman. Copies can be purchased at shows we attend or by post at £5.00 each plus £2.00 p&p.