Plant Care:

Cactus

Description:

Cacti come in a vast range of shapes, sizes and even colours. Cacti appreciate a warm, dry environment (think desert) with minimal water, and plenty of light.

Pets And Kids:

Depending on the spikiness of your cactus, they may not be friendly to pets or kids! 

Plant Parent Care Tips:

  • If in doubt, let it drought! The biggest killers of these plants is root rot caused by overwatering.
  • Withhold water from the plant for about four weeks in January or February to encourage new growth in the warmer seasons.

General Care:

Water:

Make sure the soil is dry between waterings. This will stop the roots and lower edges of the plant from becoming waterlogged or rotting.

Sunlight:

Bright light. Will not tolerate low light conditions. Direct, intense sunlight can make the plants turn a yellow colour.

Placement:

Place your cactus in a south or western facing window.

Food:

Use general houseplant fertilizer monthly during spring and summer. Do not fertilize in the winter.

Common Issues:

Brown SpotsCould be a sign of over or underwatering

Off colour or bleached look – A symptom of too much light

Interesting Fact

1749 out of the known 1750 species of cacti are native to only The Americas.