How to grow Dahlia cactus

Dahlia cactus grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Dahlia also known as Cactus dahlia, Dahlia cactus perennial deciduous plant that used as ornamental plant and also as cut flower, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, temperate, tropics climate and grow in hardiness zone of 8-11, if the tubers take outside of the soil it can grow in the winter in hardiness zone of 2-7 and 12+.

Leaves color green shape can be elliptic to lanceolate or deeply lobed the edge can be serrated, leaves organized in pinnate growth.

Dahlia cactus flower

Flower color can be: orange, peach, pink, purple, red, yellow or white, multi petals, can be in verity of shapes narrow and the edge of the petals can rounded, the flower create like cactus thorns.

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How to grow Dahlia cactus growing and care:

In cold area to take the bulb in the winter out of the ground, well drain soil,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Tuber / Bulb

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes in order to get specific cultivar

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Rotten bulb, nitrogen cause problem with the flowers

Planting season:
Spring / in cold place mid spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, snail, slugs

Pruning season:

How to prune:
In the end of the season in cold area to cut all the leaves and pull the bulb, in warm place just to cut the dead flowers and leaves

Size of the plant:
0.3-1.5 m, sometimes can be more

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Cactus shape like thrones flowers, flower color can be: orange, peach, pink, purple, red, yellow or white, multi petals, can be in verity of shapes narrow and the edge of the petals can rounded

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
1-2 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Same treatment as grown plant

Scientific name:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9