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I had 3 small cacti given to me has Christmas presents, will they survive out of doors now or  even in the summer. Thanks


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,126
    I doubt it. Unless you live in Arizona or New Mexico.
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,862
    Some Cacti will stand some frost if they are kept dry. However in our climate I would not risk putting them outside until late May.  they do like to be out in a sunny position in June July August , but I bring them in before the first frosts.
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  • eddie3eddie3 Posts: 73
    Thank you FB.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,511
    Some Cacti will stand some frost if they are kept dry. 
    The dry part is the key there though. Our wet weather (especially cold wet weather) will kill them pretty quickly. I wouldn't risk it either way.
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,349
    Water them frugally from the saucer they stand in,they would never survive a British winter.
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  • eddie3eddie3 Posts: 73
    Thank you all

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