G74-187 Care of Cactus in the Home

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Lindgren, Dale T.
cactus; care; home; propagation; watering; solis; fertilizer; light; temperature; arid; soil mixture; seeds; cuttings; offsets; stem; rooting medium; germinating; cacti; diseases; pests; Christmas cactus; University of Nebraska; Cooperative Extension; publications; Nebraska Cooperative Extension; Agriculture; Curriculum and Instruction
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The care and propagation of cacti is featured in this NebGuide. A special section on Christmas cactus is included.Cacti are among the most fascinating groups of indoor plants. Often described as arid desert plants, they also are found in forests and on prairies. In Nebraska several native species of cactus intermingle with prairie grasses.