'fairy castle cactus with pink straw flowers' care?
I have been told I have the touch of death when it comes to plants. A few years back my mom got me a little potted cactus plant, it was about 2 inches tall, and I have no idea what kind it was or anything, I just know I killed it by over watering (once every 2 weeks or so)
My fiancee got me a cactus at the store when we were shopping tonight because it has little pink flowers on it (I love pink) and I have said that I wouldnt mind getting some plants for my new place. I initially was talking about plastic plants (because I kill every green thing I touch apparantly) but this was the cutest little thing ever, and I just felt drawn to it.
I came home and spent a good 3 hours looking on google for images of my cactus, and trying to find a how to, for how to care for it. I think that that sparked a new interest in me for having alot of different cactus plants, (and I fell in love with cacti when living in arizona a few years back)but I think I need to first figure out how to care for the one I have.
I know this probably sounds like a stupid question but I am seriously afraid that I'm going to kill it somehow, and I really dont want that because it really is a beautiful plant. I have never seen anything like it, even in pictures. the only pics I have found have the purple straw flower on the top, and not pink. This was the only pink one at the store. so I don't know if thats rare or not.
Id also like to move it into a bigger pot, as the little one its in now looks like it might crowd the little guy.
Its about 6 inches tall, there are three main branch looking deals, with several smaller branch deals at the base of it, and the tops of the three taller branches have little pink flowers with petals that feel like onion peels,smell LOVELY, and its 5 sided with sharp spines that look like little tiny wiskers.
anyone have any tips? Is what I'm looking for really referred to as a fairy castle cactus? how often should i water it, and how much? what about plant vitamins or whatever? how do I transfer it to another pot with out killing it?
thanks in advance for any help any of you can be.
ps. sorry if this topic has been posted before, I didnt come across it when searching through.