Going on holidays for two months...

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by ryaninuk, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. ryaninuk

    ryaninuk Member

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    Hi all i have a question,
    i am going on holiday for 7 weeks and dont want my two cacti to die, one of them is a little Ferocacti, and the other im trying to find out what it is on the net right now,

    if i give them a hefty watering and leave them for seven weeks, should they be ok?
    they will be indoors as its very cold over here in london
    regards
    M
     
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    this is the type as best as i can find, its not as big or dense but looks exactly like it, does anyone know the type
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Better to try to find someone you can trust to look after them for you.
     
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    mandarin Active Member 10 Years

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    The second one looks like a Euphorbia trigona (it is not a cactus). Both will survive 7 weeks without water. I don't water my Ferocactus plants from late September until March/April, not even those that are just 2-3 cm in diameter (but the temperature is lower, 5-15°C). Watering a Ferocactus during winter can be dangerous, they rot more easily now than in summer.
     
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    Hi Everyone,

    When I go on vacation I don't water my succulents and they do fine. I wouldn't worry too much if I was you. Hope you have a great trip!

    Jenniflower
     

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