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Can I keep this Cacti outside during Winter Months?

Can I keep this Cacti outside during Winter Months? Does it need a trim? Please look at the second picture when it flowered in June 20


  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 135
    That's how they grow. if you leave it out it will die.
    if you don't much care for it, why not find a new home for it?
  • Agree, needs to be kept frost-free and out of the rain;  It is a houseplant in the UK.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks, I do care a lot about it, but its a new plant for me and I am trying to learn how to look after it...............
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,286
    The leaves don't look healthy. This could be over or underwatering . Are there drainage holes in the bottom of the pot? Also they don't really like full scorching sun so that could be an issue too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • This has lots of info and advice

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Zoe P2Zoe P2 Posts: 844

    From May to October, my orchid cactus lives in the garden.  Tomorrow, October 1st, I will take it in, place it near a south-facing window and water it only when absolutely necessary. 

    Every few years, I propagate a new plant, as it can become huge. 

    I have a dream that my.. children.. one day.. will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character

      Martin Luther King

  • Thanks you so much. Its a real pleasure to see your huge red flowers 
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