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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote In this video I share my tips on how you can get your Cacti and succulent plants to flower. Read my detailed tips on my website on How to get your cacti and succulents to flower : ★ Check out my website ★ Facebook ★ Twitter Thank you for watching, please give me a Like and I would love you to SUBSCRIBE for regular updates and take a look at my other Cacti and Succulent and nature videos to see my weird and wacky cacti and other succulent plants up close and personal. HAPPY GROWING GUY’S 🙂 Royalty Free Music Music By Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Video Rating: / 5


  • ALFONSO LOFORTE 4 years ago

    Thank you for your beautiful videos. I have learned many things.

  • Tamisha Williams 4 years ago

    Hi I have a plant like the one (second from the back row white flower) but it won't bud how do you get all those littles ones to form?????

  • Pablo K. 4 years ago

    i cant wait until your how to keep succulents and cacti clean vidio,my desert cacti have soil from repoting them traped in their spines and it is really hard to get rid of it without harming them.

  • TheTinyLeaf Gardening 4 years ago

    Hello Lyn, I am planning on getting some wonderful cacti soon. Also inspirated by you of course. Wonderful and very helpful videos. Also your plants are amazing! Cool that you visit the botanical garden from time to time. Only visited a botanical garden like 3 times, and I sure wanna visit again. :p

  • Penelope Rosca 4 years ago

    My succulent plants started to fade in color and dying

  • Diana Jean 4 years ago

    HI, your cactus are beautiful as well as your yard. I'm just curious, why don't you put your cactus in good clay pots ?

  • rickyay26 4 years ago

    At my local brick and mortar I saw a baby round cactus that is flowering. Is that normal?

  • Gene Gee 4 years ago

    All I have is a western room where I keep the majority of my plants I really don't have an alternative .. in the summer months my desert roses flower beautiful outside ( one does anyway) along with my lipstick plants and my teddy bear plants flower in the fall and this year my snake plant flowered  too..but the others stay green just no my indian rope plants, and  string of pearls, spider plant and orchid cactus and my Christmas cactus bloomed last year both of them did..So not to just started with the lithops so we will see what the future brings.. Whenever something blooms I always take a picture its a very special occasion to me =)

  • Debbie Gourley Bellinger 4 years ago

    Thank you, you are the greatest!

  • Nell Vladie 4 years ago

    where do you buy your cacti?

  • John Knoefler 4 years ago

    10:20. Totally agree on the trash they use in nurseries. The peat moss is a problem and in my opinion should not even be used at all. I have used the cat litter and don't see a problem so long as it is the cheap kind that doesn't clump. I also mix it about equal parts with decomposed granite and native soil which has sand, clay and more decomposed granite. Then I have mixed in vermiculite, (don't like it because it's so fluffy) and now switched to perlite, (better but too light and floats off like vermiculite but not as bad). What I keep asking for is pumice but so far not finding it anywhere local.

  • John Knoefler 4 years ago

    8:50…. Yes I disagree with you, but not for the reasons you might think. I'm in the American South West. Hot summers, cold winters. It does rain here in the winter but it's cold. Rain in winter is usually a slow misty trickle. Perfect to water deep roots. Rain in summer is more sporadic and heavy. Some desert summer rains are just scary.

    But, here's the thing I believe. When plants are under potted as you say, they can be stressed. Stressed plants will often flower in an attempt to reproduce seeds and propagate themselves. Yes, plant's that are "over potted", (not possible) will devote energy to making roots. A healthy root system is not just for moisture. It's also for nutrients. True, you won't get so many flowers. You will get a healthier plant and need to change pots less often.

    Another issue for this area is the temperature of the roots. The sun can be baking hot in the summer. The roots can be damaged by the sun. The plant will be less vigorous. Also the plant with a smaller pot will dry out too soon and overheat it's roots. Many of the pots you use are completely wrong for our area. I only use plastic pots because of expense. For plants I don't plan to keep I sell or give them away in plastic. For my plants I wish to keep I purchase high quality unglazed ceramic decorative pots. I enjoy that look of old world elegance. I will use plain ceramic pots for plants I wish to keep longer term but eventually sale. They do better in a larger pot that heats more slowly in the hot sun and retains moisture for at least a week before drying out. I often don't get to water my plants as often as they might like and some have a tendency to shrivel between watering. Especially my Opuntia elata.

    So for reasons of heat and proper moisture I prefer a larger pot. Once our plants get root bound at all it becomes a problem to get moisture and nutrients to them. And by that time they are just malnourished and it gradually becomes visible. I recently purchased a plant that had in the past been root bound for quite a few years. Then the nursery had changed it into a larger pot and added soil that was mostly chipped tree waste. I found it just in time. It was looking fairly good but when I went to repot it I noticed the roots were in a circle around the inner portion of the soil. It had only grown a bit into the new soil which by then was partially damp but about half of that volume was white with fungus and very dry. It was headed to a sad and slow death by rotting and lack of nutrients. I brushed off most of the soil and planted it in the ground with a generous amount of purpose made soil for cactus. He should be fine this summer.

    We are also lucky as the soil here is mostly decomposed granite with various mixtures of clay and sand and a smaller proportion of organic material. Basically most of the south west is blessed with soil that is favorable to many types of cactus.

    I think for you, smaller pots work because it's not so blazingly hot and you may water more often than we do here.

  • MrZombieIsHungry 4 years ago

    WOW.  I admire your cactus growing ability. I don't know how you don't stress out with so many of them.  I brought one succulent cactus at my local flower shop here in Minnesota. Had my cactus now for about 3 months, she is doing well. only thing is she started to develop what looks to be flowers that want to open up but they don't.  Other then that, doing well, I love my cactus, but I worry a lot.  I get home, first thing I do many times is go check how my cactus is doing.  I feel like she is my child.  lol  Thank you for the great videos, new to your channel, I'll keep watching.

  • Susana1024 4 years ago

    Thank you, Lynn! Wonderful and super helpful guidance!!

  • Lori Edwards 4 years ago

    Great tips, thank you Lyn xo

  • Alex Erz-Gehölz 4 years ago

    Such an excellent informative video, Lynn!!!!

    This is my second year with cacti and the flowering this Spring is being simply amazin… mammillarias, lobivias, echinopsis, parodias, rebutias… you name it, all of them with tons of beautiful flowers!!! It's funny how your 5 steps really describe the overwintering conditions my cacti have been in. They spend the winter in what could be called cold greenhouses under tables or structures covered with plastic and bubble wrap – and although they sure stand pretty high temperatures during the daytime – I'm in Spain after all and they've got as much sun as they needed- these go down to close to 0ºC by night. Last year I did use fertiliser for cacti and it also probably helped. I use the good soil on the market which for me is working wonderfully well and they certainly are underpoted 🙂

    I've also got flowering from plants that spent the winter outdoors (echinopsis polygona or multiplex, ferocactus glaucescens, aloe variegata, echeveria setosa and others… in spite of rainfalls, etc. (in fact, the aloes bloomed during thw winter and they looked spectacular.)

    Also, I'm not sure if the extra watering they've got during april and may helped them flowering as we got non-stop rains for complete weeks when they were already outdoors – and when I say outdoors I mean REALLY outdoors, with no roof of any kind above them

  • Growing Things 4 years ago

    great tips Lyn thank you

  • Ali Pathan 4 years ago

    verrrrrrrry nice full one eyer 6 5 flower on cectus amazing

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