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.
Make sure the soil is dry between waterings. This will stop the roots and lower edges of the plant from becoming waterlogged or rotting.
Bright light. Will not tolerate low light conditions. Direct, intense sunlight can make the plants turn a yellow colour.
Place your cactus in a south or western facing window.
Use general houseplant fertilizer monthly during spring and summer. Do not fertilize in the winter.
Brown Spots – Could be a sign of over or underwatering
Off colour or bleached look – A symptom of too much light
1749 out of the known 1750 species of cacti are native to only The Americas.