How to buy plants?
In order to buy plants, you need to register. You can do so by clicking the icon in the top right corner. In the right side of the screen under the word “Registration” enter fields with your email adress and create a password. After this you will need to answer a series of questions and enter a delivery adress and the phone number for notifications about your order. If after registration you didn’t receive verification email, check your “Spam” folder. If you still didn’t receive the verification email, try registering again and check your email.
How many plants of one species can be bought?
If you want to buy one plant, you need to press on the cart icon under the image or “Add to cart” button on the plant page. In your cart you can see, that only one plant was added. You can change the how many of this plant in the cart using arrows, or by changing the number near the plant name, but if you choose a number higher than there is stock, you will get an error message. After the changes you will need to update the cart to get the new price. By pressing the cart icon in the right hand corner, you can see the full list of plants in your order.
How to place an order?
You will need to press the “checkout”, and fill the delivery address and choose the payment and shipping method. After this you will receive the confirmation email for your order. It takes 5-7 business days to process your order.
— When you place an order for a total of 400 euros or more, you automatically receive a 5% discount.
— When you place an order for a total of 1000 euros or more, the discount increases to 10%.
By clicking on the shopping cart icon in the upper right corner, you can view the entire list of your order and ensure that the discount has been correctly applied.
All plants are packed with care and plenty of dry wipes to prevent damage during travel. During the cold season, we additionally wrap them in styrofoam to protect them from low temperatures.
For customers in Bulgaria, we offer delivery with Econt and Speedy.
For EU customers we deliver with Speedy 7 to 10 working days or Bulgarian Post which usually takes up to 3 weeks.
If you are an EU customer, you do not need any additional documents.
For customers from Ukraine, we collect several orders and send them together with a common phytosanitary certificate by bus to Odessa 1-2 times a month. In Ukraine, parcels are sent by Nova Postha. You pay 5 euros to Odessa and the cost of delivery to New Post in Ukraine.
For customers outside the EU, the phytosanitary certificate is mandatory – 13 euros and is issued within 5-7 working days.
You will be able to purchase it right before finalizing the order by selecting the given option.
We deliver via Bulgar Post but you should understand that your box might travel up to 20-40 days and we can’t influence on it.
When your order is shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number from us, which will be activated within 7 working days from the day is received and you can track it online.
How to find other plants?
In the plants catalog you can search with “Search” field in the left part of the screen. You will need to enter the first 3 or more letters of the name, or the full plant name.
What products you can find on the website?
In our shop you can find not only plants but also: seeds, pots and souvenirs.`
Cultivation and Acclimatization of a TC Plant /plant from tissue cultures/
When you receive your TC plant, its cultivation and acclimatization can be extremely rewarding, but it definitely takes time and requires patience. Practice is necessary to master the process. There are many methods of acclimatization, so we share the one method that has worked the best and which has brought us the most success.
When you get your TC plant, you should examine it well – is it big enough, are its roots well-developed or how it looks. If you assess that it’s still small, you can grow it in the sterile container for up to 3-4 months, leaving it in a bright place. Do not open it. The container has a sterile nutrient medium, which will immediately become a breeding ground for fungi and bacteria, and this may cause you to resort to emergency plant adaptation.
If the TC plant looks good, has well-developed roots and above-ground parts, we move on to adaptation:
- Carefully remove the TC plant from the container.
- Thoroughly wash the medium off the roots with cool water.
- Let it sit in a container with cool water for 15 minutes, then rinse it again and place it on kitchen paper to remove the excess water.
- Take the STARTER KIT package. In it, you will find a pot and sterile substrate, and carefully place the plant inside. Water it and close the pot in the transparent container for 10-14 days. The humidity will be close to 80 – 100%. If you want, you can make your own mix of coconut fibers and perlite.
- For the next 10-14 days, you should open the transparent lid a little to reduce the humidity and to get a fresh air flow. Moisten the substrate as needed.
- In the following 10-14 days, you will remove their lids for a few hours a day, gradually increasing the hours over the days. Moisten the substrate as needed.
- The final phase! The plants adapt to the normal environment in your home.
As you can see, the whole acclimatization process takes somewhere between 5-10 weeks.
With Best Wishes
from the CACTUS ONLINE team!