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Ultimate Cactus Care Guide

Our team of cactus experts have compiled some of our best tips to help you keep your cacti happy all year round!

Summer

Light – Place your cactus in a bright, sunny spot. It should ideally have at least a few hours of direct sunlight a day.

Watering – Let the soil dry out completely before giving the cactus a good soak. It depends how much sun your cactus is getting, but every two weeks is a good general rule.

Soil – If you are changing the soil of your cactus, make sure to use cactus soil! This allows for the water to properly drain and for the soil to dry quickly.

Fertilizing – Mixing a cactus fertilizer into your watering once a month can help your cactus grow beautifully

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Winter

Light – Try and keep your cactus in a bright spot during winter, but don’t stress if there is less sun than in summer. Your cactus will be in a resting period.

Watering –Cacti are in a resting period during the winter and prefer to stay quite dry. Reduce watering frequency to once a month depending on the sun and allow your cactus to dry as quick as possible.

Soil – If you are changing the soil of your cactus, make sure to use cactus soil! This allows for the water to properly drain and for the soil to dry quickly.

Fertilizing – Cacti are in a resting period during winter, it’s best to wait until spring to start fertilizing.

 

Quick Tips

The best time to water is in the morning on a sunny day!

Less sun = Less frequent watering. If you are keeping your cactus in a lower-light area, you can water even less often.

Colder temperatures = Less frequent watering. When temperatures are colder, the soil takes longer to completely dry out.

If your pot doesn’t have a drainage hole, use 1/3 of the volume of the pot when watering.

The bigger your cactus, the less often it needs to be watered. A big cactus holds a lot of water inside of it. Unless it is very hot and sunny, an 8” pot only needs water every 6 weeks.

 

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