You most certainly can. I have had wonderful luck with my Yellow Rose of Texas a variety of the prickly pear cactus outdoors in Green Bay, Wisconsin alongside my garage.
Hereof, how do you take care of a potted cactus?
Make sure your cacti dry out completely between watering. “In well-drained soil, your cactus requires water only every 10-to-14 days during summer months. If you’re noticing wrinkles on your cactus, particularly towards the base of your plant, your plant is very dry and a soak-watering is in order.
Similarly, how do you take care of a cactus in the winter?
Make your cacti or succulent happy by placing the dormant plant in an area where it will thrive. Succulents need less light during the winter and will survive when given indirect light, too. For the best results, make sure your plant receives at least three to four hours of bright light a day.
Will prickly pear cactus grow in Wisconsin?
Brittle Prickly-pear (Opuntia fragilis), a Wisconsin Threatened plant, is found in thin, dry soil over rock, as well as sand prairies. Blooming occurs early June through late July; fruiting occurs early July through late August. This species can be identified year-round.
Wisconsin has its own native cactus – the prickly pear cactus, but there are others that are hardy here as well.
Cacti and succulents thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place cacti and succulents in a bright place. A south facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow colour.
Place your living cactus plants in a sunny spot with good flow of air, and say goodbye to negative energy. Good Feng Shui placement for cactus plants protects people from the negative energy rays that cactus spines radiate in all directions.
Although cacti are known for their love of sunlight, many thrive as indoor plants. Add one to your windowsill or living space for some unique decor. Indoor cacti tend to need less light and are smaller in size, making them the perfect houseplant.
Because most cactus owners keep their cactuses indoors, they experience warm-hot summers, but cold winters. In this case, you need to initiate dormancy in your cactus in winter (mid October-end February). If you keep your cactus indoors, it’s important to allow them to go dormant in winter.
‘ Take the cactus indoors and find a sunny spot. A south-facing window would be perfect. Try keeping the cactus warmer in temperatures of 65-90F. All this is in preparation of winter dormancy.
During the cold winter months, many gardeners believe their cacti plants only need a little amount of water- almost none at all. … During the low-light winter months, cacti should be watered only enough to prevent withering and shrinking. When watering your cactus, make sure you do it thoroughly.