That’s not a proper cactus – some kind of succulent. And not too well looked after either…
You’ll need free draining soil/peat – with a higher than usual (flor plants) percentage of gravel – B and Q do a nice specialist range in small bags that makes it easy. Do pot it on after removing the dead spurs/leaves to a pot about an inch or so bigger.
Water 2x a week a little more when it’s hot. October to March really reduce the watering so that the soil stays slightly damp and nothing more. For your first time sit it in a saucer of water to give it a good drink after potting on.
In spring give it 1/4 strength (ie a 1/4 of what they recommend) tomato feed every week, in summer every other week. None in autumn or winter.Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Yes.. I do know.. damn.. had loads of those as a kid. It is an aloe, but I forget which. It’ll produce loads of babies and a flower spike with pinky yellow droplet flowers on it.
Get stuck in 🙂Posted 6 years ago
definitely an Aloe, i think it is Aristata. Got a few kicking around.
As for care, they are pretty bombproof i have managed to get them through winters outside when i ran out of windowsill space. Your meant to use a fairly free draining compost but i have used multipurpose ok.
Only problem i have had is that i had some rot off at the base.Posted 6 years agoMidnighthourMember
For anyone else with an unidentified aloe !Posted 6 years ago
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