Planting cactus - Knowledgebase Question

Mesa, Ar
Question by buschmun
July 22, 2009
Can I plant a barrel cactus this time of year? I live in the Phoenix area. We are having the hottest July on record. The plant will get a little water everyday. It will be in the sun about half the day.

Answer from NGA
July 22, 2009


If you can wait until the weather cools in September your cactus will have a better chance of adjusting to its new spot in the garden. If you must plant right away, at least wait for a monsoon to arrive and plant it just before or after the rain. A cloudy day will help it settle in before it has to endure the intense sunshine.

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