Baby cacti don’t like sun!

Cactus care

In my last post, I mentioned setting my baby cacti out in the sun. Mistake! Those babies got sunburned.

baby cactus sunburn

Poor baby!

I decided that I just can’t take them from shade to full sun. I moved them from the south porch to the north porch where they’ll remain in full shade all winter. When I’m ready to try again, I’m going to put them under a tree with at least moderate shade. I’ll have to make sure it’s somewhere I’ll still remember to water them on schedule. When I plant them out in the yard (hopefully by next spring), I’ll either plant them in shade or cover them with shade cloth.

The point of buying baby cacti is not to kill them! I want them to go into my landscape design.

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