CactiGuide.comcactus forum
cactus home cactus identification cactus tech care for your cactus learn more about cactus
cactus nomenclature where cactus grow cactus forum cacti pests and diseases why I grow cactus

New to succulents and need advice!

Use this forum to get advice on growing succulents and keeping them healthy

Moderators: hob, templegatejohn

New to succulents and need advice!

Postby Randy4ut » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:11 am

I would like some input as to what and how to fertiilize my plants. I suppose I need to clarify a bit as to what I have and where I live... I live in Cleveland, TN, which is a borderline 7a/b. I installed my first "desert bed" this past spring and planted several different cacti, agave, nolina, dasyiliron.
Here is a link to a slideshow on the construction of my bed, along with a few of the plants I put out this past spring: ... =slideshow

I also have quite a few other cacti/agave/etc. in pots.
Again, I would like to get some feedback as to what to fertilize my plants with and how much. I realize the ones planted out will probably be fertilized differently than the potted ones, so input about both would be greatly appreciated!
I do not plan on fertilizing til spring, but wanted to start getting information now.
Thanks so much for any advice anyone can give in advance.
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:26 am
Location: Clevceland, TN

Postby Harriet » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:32 am

Nice slideshow! I really like your desert garden, and the palm bed is good too.

I will be interested to hear what others say about fertilizer. I mixed Osmocote in the soil with my plants when I put them in a year or more ago, and I haven't worried about fertilizer since then. But the slow release stuff is probably gone now, and I need to find out what to do too!
It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
User avatar
Posts: 3965
Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 3:04 pm
Location: Central Florida

Postby GermanStar » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:43 am

Hey, there's Agaves in them there hills! :thumbup:
User avatar
Posts: 1475
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:07 am
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Postby John C » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:45 pm

Nice garden! I like the Trachy's too!
John In Fort Worth, Texas
"Where the West begins"
User avatar
John C
Posts: 3743
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:23 am
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Return to Succulent Growing Help

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 0 guests