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Type 1

Type 1 plants include most cacti, succulents and lithops. These plants prefer warm, dry and bright conditions in order to thrive.

LIGHTING:

Keep these plants in a brightly lit spot with partial to full sunshine, such as a south facing windowsill. In the height of summer make sure there is good air circulation around the plant to prevent scorching from the sun. If light levels are insufficient, the plant will show signs of etiolation (losing its colouration) and will become leggy as it stretches towards the light.

WATERING:

These plants prefer dry conditions, and are susceptible to rot if left in humid conditions or with damp soil. Always check the soil is completely dry before watering. For plants in pots with drainage holes, water thoroughly and allow the soil to drain and dry out completely between waters. If the pot hasn’t got drainage holes then be careful not to add too much water. In the growing season (during Spring and Summer) these plants will need watering every 1-2 weeks depending on conditions. During the Autumn and Winter months, temperature and daylight hours both decrease, and Cacti and Succulents will require much less water as a result. The soil will also take longer to dry out, so reduce watering frequency to every 4 - 6 weeks.
 
N.B. If you aren’t sure whether to water or not, remember that these plants are drought resistant, so it’s always better to underwater rather than overwater.

Type 1 plants include most cacti, succulents and lithops. These plants prefer warm, dry and bright conditions in order to thrive.

LIGHTING:

Keep these plants in a brightly lit spot with partial to full sunshine, such as a south facing windowsill. In the height of summer make sure there is good air circulation around the plant to prevent scorching from the sun. If light levels are insufficient, the plant will show signs of etiolation (losing its colouration) and will become leggy as it stretches towards the light.

WATERING:

These plants prefer dry conditions, and are susceptible to rot if left in humid conditions or with damp soil. Always check the soil is completely dry before watering. For plants in pots with drainage holes, water thoroughly and allow the soil to drain and dry out completely between waters. If the pot hasn’t got drainage holes then be careful not to add too much water. In the growing season (during Spring and Summer) these plants will need watering every 1-2 weeks depending on conditions. During the Autumn and Winter months, temperature and daylight hours both decrease, and Cacti and Succulents will require much less water as a result. The soil will also take longer to dry out, so reduce watering frequency to every 4 - 6 weeks.
 
N.B. If you aren’t sure whether to water or not, remember that these plants are drought resistant, so it’s always better to underwater rather than overwater.

SOIL:

Cacti and succulents prefer loose, free draining, well aerated soil. We recommend purchasing cactus and succulent soil which will be mixed with ingredients such as perlite, coconut husk or pumice stone to achieve this.

SOIL:

Cacti and succulents prefer loose, free draining, well aerated soil. We recommend purchasing cactus and succulent soil which will be mixed with ingredients such as perlite, coconut husk or pumice stone to achieve this.
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Good News! We We are still shipping plants to your front door. Due to the possibility of delays within the Royal Mail network during the pandemic, please allow up to 7 working days for your plants to arrive. Thankyou for your patience. 

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