Cultivate Your Own Cacti Window Box

Grow low maintenance cacti and euphorbias to experience the colorful and dainty flowers they produce.


| March 2018


How to Window Box: Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out (Clarkson Potter, 2018), by Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit teaches readers how to build the right window box to fit their individual needs. The window boxes vary from low water and light to high water and light. Grow a convenient window box full of lettuce for easy chopping or a box with detoxifying plants to clean the air they are in. This excerpt is located in, “The Sand Box.”

The Sand Box

Cultivate your very own collection of cacti and euphorbias, spiny sweethearts that flourish in arid, sunny conditions. Nearly all members of the Cactaceae family are succulent, meaning they store water in their foliage and stems. Despite their barbs, these plants can produce show-stopping flowers — or even downright dainty ones. Some resemble daisies or hot-pink horns, and others are in a world of their own: night-blooming, moth-attracting, and the size of baseballs. Wear thick gloves when handling; their spikes range from fiberglass thin to the thickness of sewing needles.

Location

Indoors*

Light

graywolf12
3/15/2018 8:38:47 AM

Roll, fold a sheet of news paper to be smaller than your spiny plants. Place it around the plant. Use the 2 long ends as handles and move as needed. Once in place use the paper on others or discard in trash to prevent being stuck by needles in the paper.


graywolf12
3/15/2018 8:38:40 AM

Roll, fold a sheet of news paper to be smaller than your spiny plants. Place it around the plant. Use the 2 long ends as handles and move as needed. Once in place use the paper on others or discard in trash to prevent being stuck by needles in the paper.






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