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When handling cacti wear gloves and also use a newspaper folded into a loop to grip and lift the plant.
Handle gently – cacti are very susceptible to root damage.
Mulch with a layer of gravel or quartz.
Succulents benefit from a slow release fertiliser, like Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food. Apply during the warmer months, when they are actively growing. If growing indoors, use Yates Thrive Plant Food Spikes Cacti & Succulents. These plants are like a living sponge, they take what they need from rainfall and the excess must be able to drain away quickly. Be aware that persistently wet soil will quickly spell death for succulents, as their stems will rot away at the base. Avoid this by planting in well-drained soils, crevices, pots, and mounded garden beds, and completely avoid watering in winter.