An interview with Bob from Cactus and Succulent Society of WA
Title: An interview with Bob from Cactus and Succulent Society of WA
Broadcast: 16th May
Presenter: Kim Syrus
Kim interviews Bob to learn more about the diverse cacti and succulents that you can grow in the garden.
- Bob is the president of the Cactus and Succulent Society of Western Australia, and his garden features a diverse variety of cacti and succulents from all over the globe.
- Species from North America and South America can all be grown in the Aussie garden, as well as Astrophytums that have been hybridized in Japan.
- Bob also has African subcontinent species; one particularly interesting species of succulent is the Stapelia. It has a flower that appears like rotting flesh, it also gives off a decaying scent to attract pollinators like blowflies.
- Cacti and succulents need soils that are well draining, river sand is preferable; they also require a lot of sunlight, in most cases, full sunlight. Finally, when they’re growing during the warmer seasons, they only need a drink of water once a week.