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Dinner Plate Dahlia 'Cactus'

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Cactus is a variety of Dinner Plate Dahlia which is a member of the Dahlia family. Its botanical name is Dahlia pinnata 'Cactus'. This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Cactus is known for growing to a height of approximately 90.0 cm (that's 2.93 feet in imperial).

Cactus Dinner Plate Dahlia is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Cactus have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cactus

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Cactus is generally regarded as a tender plant, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.

Growing Cactus from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between Dinner Plate Dahlia plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 20°C / 68°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Cactus about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Cactus

Cactus is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Cactus

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