If you’re looking for an interesting and unique plant to add to your garden, look no further than the lifesaver cactus! These fascinating plants produce amazing 5-pointed, star-like blooms with zebra stripes and a thickened center that resembles a root beer-flavored Lifesaver. They also have fascinating 4-sided stems with soft teeth along the edges. In lower light situations, these are deeply green, but they attain a reddish tinge in full sun. Unfortunately, they are not frost-hardy, but you can try growing them on the patio in summer with some protection from the midday sun.
How to Propagate Lifesaver Cactus
If you’re interested in growing lifesaver cactus, here are a few tips on how to propagate them:
1. Start by removing a piece of the stem with at least one leaf attached.
2. Dip the stem in water and then place it in a moist soil mix.
3. Cover the pot or tray with plastic wrap and secure it with a rubber band to create a greenhouse effect.
4. Keep the soil mix moist but not wet, and wait for the cactus to start growing roots.
5. Once the roots have grown, you can transplant the cactus into a larger pot.
We hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about lifesaver cactus! These unique plants are sure to add some interest and intrigue to your garden. Be sure to follow the propagation tips above if you’re interested in growing your own. Thanks for reading!