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21/02/2014 at 14:29

Hello everyone, i have taken an interest in lithops and cacti and wondered if i could keep them in my unheated 6'x6' greenhouse throughout the year.

       Thanks in advance..

 

                  Jon

21/02/2014 at 16:09

A lot of cacti will collapse if frozen.you would need a heater on a frost stat.

22/02/2014 at 07:56

Thanks for the advice i didnt know that, just have to keep them indoors.

22/02/2014 at 08:32

I have kept Cacti and lithops in a unheated Greenhouse and now in a unheated Conservatory for years

As long as they are kept dry between November and Beginning of March they will be Fine

 

22/02/2014 at 08:35

Google the  british cactus and succulent society

22/02/2014 at 08:42

Just Found these on my computer

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38041.jpg?width=383&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38042.jpg?width=383&height=350&mode=max

 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38043.jpg?width=383&height=350&mode=max

 Taken last October

24/02/2014 at 18:26

Hi Buzzy2...thanks for advice, lovely photos...thats how i want mine. I'm going to try growing some from seed. i have seen some grown on plants online but the carriage is very expensive for each plant.

24/02/2014 at 22:48

In the past.  I have grown a collection of cacti and succulents in an unheated greenhouse.  I'd set up the stagging to resemble a mini desert.  During adverse weather conditions.  I would simply lay sheets of newspaper over the plants.  It worked.

25/02/2014 at 16:54

Hi Mike thats a great idea...something to think about...thanks for the advice..

26/02/2014 at 22:16

If I may.  It is always of extra special interest and sometimes afascination, to grow shall we say.   The less popular plants.  Therefore I have learned that it is a good idea to perhaps read up a bit.   Not only catalogues, but some literature that deals with the countries where these plants grow in the wild.  Hence with cacti etc.  Usually the days are hot and dry, except for the rainy season.  Then come nightfall. The mercury can fall out of the bottom of the scale.

28/02/2014 at 14:51

Hi Mike i have bought a couple of books from Amazon on cacti and succulents...they will be a great help.

28/02/2014 at 22:39

Well done Jonboy.  Enjoy.  However be wise.  Learn the basics and then gradually experiment.  The latter is so exciting at times.  Never be afraid to ask questions.

 

Best wishes.

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