€2.99 “Price excl. VAT: €2.63”
This plant may look like a cactus, but it’s actually a succulent shrub, with fleshy grey-green stems that are covered with long bright red spines. A structural (particularly when the stems start to branch out towards their tips) and colourful plant, it looks really great in a simple pot – and it’s very easy to look after!
Place it in a bright spot and in spring and summer, water when the compost gets dry, but make sure it never sits in excess water for any length of time. In autumn and winter cut back on the watering but do not let it dry out completely. Avoid a humid atmosphere (no bathrooms or steamy kitchens) and in the warmer months, open a window or door occasionally so it can enjoy the fresh air. Repot every year or two into a slightly larger pot using cacti compost.
Supplied in a 6cm pot