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How To Save Your Sunburned Cactus? Full Guide

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How To Save Your Sunburned Cactus? Full Guide

Cactus sunburn is a fairly common problem. People often think because cacti grow in deserts this means that they can expose their cactus to full sun. Most cacti do like a sunny spot but they must be exposed slowly by acclimating them in increments to the exposure. But your cacti can be saved, within this blog post, we'll go over a step by step guide on how to save your cactus from sunburn and how to prevent it!

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My cactus is shriveling, This is what to do

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My cactus is shriveling, This is what to do

Your cacti may start to shrivel because they lack enough water or they basically show the same symptoms when you overwater them and they are dying. There are potentially much more causes of your cactus shriveling. In my case, it was just lack of water and it needed a good soak. Let's look at what might be the case for you!

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Why Isn’t My Cactus Growing? Explained

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Why Isn’t My Cactus Growing? Explained
There are quicker growers among the many but most small roundish cacti you will find in your local store will never really become big. Some will never grow larger than your fist. Originally wild cacti will grow much better! But there are a few things you can improve to make your cacti grow again. Let's look at what you can do about it.

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What is the cactus habitat? Explained

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What is the cactus habitat? Explained

The cactus family is native to the Americans but they can be found all over the world from areas of Europe, Asia, Africa all the way to Australia. It's a misconception that cacti grow in deserts. Nothing can grow in a true desert, many cacti do grow in very dry areas which might be known as deserts. 

Cacti can grow in a wide variety of growth habitats, we have categorized them into 4 easy to remember categories.

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Is Cactus a fruit or vegetable?

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Is Cactus a fruit or vegetable?

The prickly pear cactus is one of the larger groups of cactus. Often called beaver tailed cactus due to their large pads. The prickly pear cactus produces several types of edibles and belongs to both vegetables and fruits. It is one of the few plants that are both. The Cactus Vegetables The green cactus pads can be eaten as well, they are called Nopales and are the vegetable. In spite of the pad’s armament, they have been used for food probably as long as humans have been in their native region. Nopales are eaten either raw or cooked. Once cooked, they have a slightly slimy...

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Cactus Facts, Our top 11 facts about cactus

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Cactus Facts, Our top 11 facts about cactus
Cactus Facts, Our top 11 facts about cactus. There is a lot you didn't know about your cactus. That's why we have put together the most interesting cactus facts about your cacti. Keep reading and find out the how tall the Record Holding Cactus currently is!

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How to Cut and Prepare Prickly Pears

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How to Cut and Prepare Prickly Pears

Opuntia produces several types of edibles. The beautiful and juicy fruits are called Prickly Pear Fruits and are delicious. 

Known to few, the fruit of the nopales cactus (cacti with beaver tail-like paddles), are actually quite edible. Called prickly pears, these neon fruits provide delicious juice that tastes like a cross between all-natural bubble gum and watermelon.

Keep reading and find out how to prepare your Prickly Fruits

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Can You Eat Cactus? Edible Cactus Pads

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Can You Eat Cactus? Edible Cactus Pads
The genus Opuntia is one of the larger groups of cactus. Often called beaver tailed cactus due to their large pads, Opuntia produces several types of edibles. The beautiful and juicy fruits are delicious and can be found in jams and jellies. But can you eat cactus pads? The broad, succulent pads can be eaten raw or cooked in a variety of ways.

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Jungle Cacti For Home Decoration

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Jungle Cacti For Home Decoration

When the term 'cacti' is mentioned, most of us conjure up images of succulent plants covered with sharp spines that grow naturally in a hot and arid desert environment.

Thus it is hard to believe that there are actually 'jungle cacti' that grow naturally in a moist and lush jungle, an environment that is almost the complete opposite of a desert.

Jungle Cacti are a group of cacti that grow in rain forests. Unlike their desert relatives, these plants do not resemble one another and many do not even have spines.

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