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environment

Oh cactus, my cactus!

Can someone help me? My cacti and succulents get this weird fungal growth on them. It looks terrible and eventually they become quite unhappy. What is it and how do I go about curing it?

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garden

Cactus Flower

I came back from holiday to find this beautiful cactus flower. How nice!

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flowers

Cactus in bloom

One of the scaffy cacti I rescued a while back has returned the favour by providing a crown of purple flowers, just in time for Christmas!

Cactus in bloom
Cactus in bloom
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garden

Cacti Rescue

My mom was getting rid of this box of scaffy cacti and, as I hate to see a pot plant go to waste, I decided to rescue them. A pair of gloves, some cheap ceramic pots (R16.00) and a bag of gravel later, they were as good as new!

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flowers succulent

Cactus cacti

I was up in Vryheid over the weekend, staying at the Natal Spa. They have some really great hot springs there and a very cool, old-school garden. Situated in the centre of this garden were these two interesting cacti.  I’m guessing they’re not indigenous to South Africa but are quite beautiful.

Cactus cacti
Cactus cacti