Cacti & Succulents For Sale in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Cacti and succulents are indeed a good starting point for children as these plants are easy to care for, can withstand a great deal of neglect and mismanagement, and are amongst the easiest of all plant groups to propagate.
Large Variety of Cacti & Succulents for Sale
Wagners carries a wide range of cacti (individual cactus) and succulents. The list includes various species of:
- Hens and Chicks
- Flowering cacti
- String of Pearls plant
- Zamioculas, more commonly known as the ZZ Plant
- and many, many more!
Create your own dessert garden by purchasing individual cactus, or choose one of our pre-made mini gardens. Our selection is constantly changing, so stop by to see what we have in stock at our garden centers located throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. Stop in today to pick up your plants!
Caring For Your Cacti & Succulents
Despite the wide variety of shapes, succulents and cacti are remarkably consistent in their needs. They evolved in the dry areas of the world and their general requirements are related to this habitat- well-drained compost, sunshine, fresh air, water in the growing season and cold and dry resting period.
Average warmth from spring to autumn. Keep cool in winter 50-55°F is ideal, but no harm will occur at 40°F. The hairy cacti needs a minimum of 60°F in winter.
A windowsill is the right spot, as sunshine is vital. Choose a south-facing window if you can, but some shade in summer may be necessary for some varieties.
Treat as an ordinary houseplant from spring to autumn, watering thoroughly when the soil begins to dry out. Fertilize once a month. Use a fertilizer that is more specific for cacti and succulents. In winter water very infrequently, once every 1-2 months and do not fertilize. Use tepid water.
Only repot when essential. Use a shallow pot rather than a deep one because their root systems tend to be shallow.
How To Make a Desert Cactus Bloom
About half of the cacti varieties can be expected to flower indoors by the time they are three or four years old. They will continue to bloom each year as spring is the usual flowering season. The secret lies in the fact that most cactus will only flower on new growth. This calls for summer care and winter “neglect”. Flowering is also stimulated when the plant is slightly pot-bound, meaning a smaller pot forces the plant to grow up and out versus into it’s larger pot.