Cactus or.....,....

Hi guys,

So, I have a window box in a shaded area that I want to put some plants in that don't need much attention and will do something interesting all year round. Do you think I could get away with a cactus or two? Or should I be looking at something else?




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    The only interesting thing that cacti do is flower and they probably wouldn't do that in the shade. But don't listen to me, I'm biased. When my elder son left home I got custody of his cacti. My usual houseplant maintenance technique failed me. The b......s wouldn't die.

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    If the window box is outside, they wouldn't survive the cold, either - they don't survive frost, and don't like being wet.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    Nit, nut, not a lot of difference is there?image

  • Well I either have to bring them in during winter or go for something else. What about succulents?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    Very clever Verdunimage


  • BrummieBenBrummieBen Posts: 459

    Shady window box, surely  primula's with some bulbs and some nice varigated ivy?

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