Welcome to Gulmo
Welcome to the Gulmo family!
The Gulmo plant community prides itself on the excellent care given to plants.
Now that you're a part of it, lets learn how you can
best take care of your plant:
Immediate caring of online purchased cacti and succulents
Shipped plants will be in continuous darkness for some days. At the beginning, it is best to keep such plants in a cool and shady place for at least 7-10 days. Thereafter, intensity of the light can be increased gradually over a period of about two weeks, till they are okay to receive optimal light for their proper growth (see below about light requirements of cacti and succulents).
After being kept in a suitable spot the plants can get a light watering. Subsequent watering can be thorough and at regular intervals (see below about the watering procedure).
General caring of cactus and succulent
Bright filtered light that forms a well defined shadow is suitable for most cactus plants, while succulents will prefer diffused medium light that will make a fuzzy, yet discernible, shadow.
Although many cacti can grow well in direct sun, some protection against strong light during the hottest part of the day, especially in the summertime, can prevent sun burns and excessive dehydration.
A well-lit spot near the window is the best place to keep cacti and succulents indoor. Suitable LED plant grow lights can also be used for indoor plants.
Few hours of early morning direct sun, up to about 8 to 8:30 am, is good for most cacti and succulents.
Plants should get at least 5-6 hours of proper light daily.
Early morning or late afternoon watering is a good practice. Avoid watering the plants in strong light conditions to prevent injury to plants.
Many cacti and succulents stop growing during winter time and will prefer a dry rest period. Frequency of watering should be reduced at this time.
The potting mixture should dry up in between two waterings. Continuous wet conditions of the soil can lead to rotting of plant roots or even the entire plant. If in doubt, it is better to delay the watering. Cacti and succulents can withstand dry condition for some time.
Usually fast growing plants will benefit from yearly repotting with fresh cactus-succulent potting mix. For slow growing ones, repotting every alternate year will suffice.
Unless the potting mixture is enriched with plant nutrients, application of dilute liquid fertiliser suitable for cacti and succulents at regular intervals will be needed for healthy growth of the plants.