Plant care tips by Leaf Envy | Cactus

Cactus

Cactus; Desert flora; Cactaceae

Light

Cacti will thrive in bright indirect light or direct full sun. They’re perfect for South and South-West facing window sills that receive sunlight too strong for most houseplants.

Watering Schedule

Water once every 2 - 3 weeks, allowing its soil to completely dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. During winter water once a month.

Humidity

Cacti do not have any particular humidity requirements - but are not suited to very humid environments like bathrooms or terrariums.

Temperature

Your cactus does not have any particular temperature requirements, but will suffer if subjected to temperatures below 10ºC.

Fertiliser

You do not need to feed your cactus.

Toxicity

Cacti are non-toxic to people and pets - but be careful of their spines.

Additional care information

We recommend handling your cacti gently with gloves or a towel when you repot it to prevent being pricked.

Troubleshooting

Wrinkled stem or leaves: under-watered. Dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly. Yellow, mushy leaves: over-watered, possible root rot. Stop watering until the soil has dried out. Check if the roots have died.

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