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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote How to overwinter your Cacti & Succulent seedlings during their first year : ★ Check out my website ★ Facebook ★ Twitter CONTINUE BELOW …….. In this video I show you how you can safely overwinter your Cacti and Succulent plants. Thank you for watching and 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 videos to see my weird and wacky cacti up close and personal. You can also like me on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter ♥ 🙂 XXX . HAPPY GROWING GUY’S 🙂 Royalty Free Music by Rick Clarke: Video Rating: / 5


  • TheWarscoming 4 years ago

    Lyn , the cloth on which the cacti are sitting ,is it from Peru? my sister went to peru and brought me back some of the same fabric, many thanks for the vid,great as always, Declan

  • Olivia's Orchids & More 4 years ago

    Thanks I'm trying to keep my succulents and cactus outside this year and watching your video helped a lot. I have so much more than I did last year. thanks for sharing.

  • Olivia's Orchids & More 4 years ago

    I'm trying to keep my succulents and cactus outside this year and watching your video helped a lot. I have so much more than last year otherwise I would bring them inside. Thanks for sharing.

  • Pablo K. 4 years ago

    How did you survive living in a room at 5c?

  • Bonnie Burdine 4 years ago

    Hello i sent you a message but i cant tell if you got it i recieved a cactus pilosocereus and it has a hole in it will this plant survive it does nt seem to have any rot it started out to be a scar i have it laying on a table not potted and i am going to lave it laying out for about a week before i plant it or do you think i shou;d send it back

  • Andrew's Greenhouse 4 years ago

    Should I keep my melocactus dry during the winter or moist.

  • o-o Fart 4 years ago

    Gorgeous this I vary helpfull

  • UK Here We Grow 4 years ago

    Great Advice Lyn. Enjoyed the episode. conservatory must be jammed this year lol

  • Bren Haas (Gardenchat) 4 years ago

    This is great video… thank you for sharing.

  • Peter Clarke 4 years ago

    Hi Lyn! what do you think …I keep my cacti on 2 east facing sunny windowsills year round (spain) and over winter by stopping all fertiliser and reducing watering to a splash of water (no deep watering) once every 4 – 5 you think thats risky? should i stop all watering?  …heating is turned off in the room but being indoors i suppose my cacti could get super dry and end up losing roots possibly with no water for 4 – 5 months..i used the usual routine winter 2014 and my parodia had 9 flowers in spring..i am a novice growing for just 2 years now

  • Groovyman 1968 4 years ago

    Hi Lyn,  Great advice, thanks! I really like the melocactus, look at those pretty pink seed pods on it. Have a great day….Keith in AZ

  • Orchids & a Dutchy 4 years ago

    This was a very interesting video! Thanks for sharing these tips! I loved the photo you put of you freaking out with the electric bill, it was so funny! The melon cactus is so beautiful and cute. The upper part looks like a miniature birthday cake! :)

  • Kathy Smith 4 years ago

    I've watched your video before but just re-watched it because I have A LOT of succulents that I will be overwintering this year. Mine are all in pots on the deck and in the garden, in years past I have brought them inside and set them on a shelving unit in front of the sliding door we have in our basement (it's a walk-out basement and heated). They don't get too much light but it's been enough. I thought I might set up a grow light this year and do things a little different but I"m a little worried that they won't go dormant (would not have the lights on 24 hours…just 9-10 hours). I'm still doing some research on this…do you have any experience with overwintering succulents? Thanks for any help :)

  • pyxxel 4 years ago

    Sound advice, well done!

    I did hear and read about advice given in old cactus books to unpot your specimen, wrap them in newspaper and store them in the cellar over winter. I can imagine this only to be practical for people living in small overheated apartments, where they need to move them from the balcony due to frosty weather.

    I've never done this myself and would not recommend it either – as long as you have a window sill with some sun exposure and can drop the temperature to under 10° at night you'll be far better off.

    Mind you I recall a story from Uhlig cactus nursery in Germany where I once worked for a year. They had received a consignment of large globular cacti from Tenerife, and after potting the lot up, moved the boxes to storage. Over a year later they discovered they had forgotten one specimen in one of the boxes! It seemed fine, just a little shrivelled, so they potted it up and it took on growing with no issues. They are pretty tough fellahs!

  • Hecate moon & heart full of happiness 4 years ago

    a fab video and very helpfull 🙂 some aspects of cacti care still confuse me as im still fairly novice to cacti lol,never killed any tho which is good at least i know not to water them through the winter as thats a mistake ive been making.thank you very much for such helpfull videos the dreaming of avalon ones too. sending loads of crystal blessings and love to u both and your cacti,s too from a freezing south wales  x)o(x   ps that looks like a pink birthday cake on your melocactus lol :)

  • amcluesent 4 years ago

    That was so helpful

  • featheredfan 4 years ago

    This is very good advice and I agree with everything that you said.  As for those of us that cannot move all of our plants; we recommend covering the cactus with frost cloth, haha.  Wow, you have done well in the last few years.  I’m glad that you decided to share your wonderful cactus garden adventures with everyone.  Thanks

  • ProjectPitaya 4 years ago

    I really enjoyed this video. One because the info in general is great, especially in regards to the "shock" cacti can have in regards to reintroducing them to full sun again. I think you explained good points on damage and scaring and the overall decline in your plants health that may occur, especially in your DF there.  And 2,  because you made a greater, lengthier appearance in this video, which I'm sure won't take away from your views, I should think. hehehe 🙂  thanks for sharing.  

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