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How to Manage Cactus(many) during Winter and cold season?


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Old 10-03-23, 08:27 AM
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How to Manage Cactus(many) during Winter and cold season?

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I accumulated a number of Cactus purchased from Amazon during Spring-time. They, are amazingly thriving and getting larger and larger due to Climate-change and warm-to-hot weather during this Summer.
Now, in facing Winter and cold weather is imminent and keeping all of Cactus, more than ten cactus, it must be a quite challenge for me keeping all of cactus whether indoor or inside the shed. The weather of next week starts dipping into mid-sixty, even though today is in mid-eighty.
Any inputs of keeping those adorable and delightful cactus in good health and thrive would be really appreciated.
 
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It all depends on the cactus you have and your location. Their cold tolerance in relation to your location is the first thing to look at. Look up the varieties you have to see what zone they can tolerate and look up the agricultural zone for your location. That will help you determine if you need to bring them inside for winter.
 
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Old 10-03-23, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for the response, All except one cactus is said to be 'cold-tolerance.'
I live the Eastern US which is a bit more Northern-part of the Eastern, the East Coast.
There are four(4) seasons to enjoy, but once come to those Southern-plants, including Cactus is tough to keep in good health and thrive.
 
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Without knowing what plants or your location... do what you want. They can be brought inside or leave them outside and let Darwin sort them out. Just make sure you have cacti and not succulents which generally can't tolerate freezing.
 
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Cactus can be surprisingly hardy. We used to have a prickly pear cactus planted alongside the back of our house. It thrived for many years despite sub freezing temps and deep snow cover. As Pilot Dane posted - it depends on the variety.
I live in New England. We have a couple of dozen cactus plants. Some of them are at least 15 years old. We purchased most of them in the Southwest US and some at a local nursery. We have a ladder type shelving that we put in a south facing window where we winter the cactus plants in terracotta pots. A couple of them are too large for the shelving and we put them in a window on a small table.
One thing to avoid over watering.

 
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If concerned you can bring them inside for the winter. If you don't have a south facing window for them the modern grow lights are really good. They have a nice pure white light, not the old burple color, and can be a pleasing source of light in a room.
 
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