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Old 06-20-2018, 09:30 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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I bought this little teapot garden at a flea market in central Texas. I don't normally like to buy stuff that is potted in a place without a drainage hole, but I have been pouring out the excess water through the spigot and that seems to be working OK.

I have been watering once every two weeks. I have it on my kitchen window sill, a south facing window, here in Tampa. I thought if I put it outside it would be too humid for these guys, that are used to the dry Texas heat?

I have never had a cactus before. The bottom of the cactus looks like it's black? Is that a problem?

But more important, what is the plant that's around the cactus? Just trying to determine how to care for these guys.

Thanks!!!!!!!

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Old 06-20-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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The plants around the cactus are succulents, I think some kind of long stemmed sedum. They are drought resistant, treat them the same way as you treat the cactus. The cactus looks healthy to me.


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Old 06-21-2018, 06:56 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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The plants around the cactus are succulents, I think some kind of long stemmed sedum. They are drought resistant, treat them the same way as you treat the cactus. The cactus looks healthy to me.


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Wow thank you! I would have never thought that was a succulent!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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I would cut back the water. Black means rot, not good.

So how you do that? You feel the weight of the pot daily. It will get lighter and lighter. You do not water until that soil is 100% dried out. It could take a long time. General rule of thumb is to water once a month in summer, fertilize after flowering with cactus fertilizer. Then water sparingly the rest of the months.

That is a DEEP pot for those little guys. It may take awhile for it to dry out. That is why you judge by weight of the pot. Good Luck!
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