Growing guide

How to grow hardy cacti and succulents

Add an exotic touch to your garden with cacti and succulents in your outdoor planting. If you live in a warm coastal area or have an inner city garden, you will find a range of cacti and succulents that can be grown outside.

In cooler parts of the country you will need to wrap up most cacti and succulents for winter protection but planted containers can be bought in from the cold to overwinter in a warm, well-lit spot.

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Quick facts

  • Grow in a warm, sunny sheltered location
  • Best in sharply drained or poor soils
  • Easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Drought resistant
  • Easy to make new plants from rosettes and cuttings
  • Some have exotic and colourful flowers
  • Container grown plants can be moved indoors for winter

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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