Cactus Care

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Nearly all cacti are succulents, but nowhere near all succulents are cacti. (Just a little fun tidbit.)

  • Despite perceptions, cactus can sunburn. Bright light is good, but no need to overdo it.
  •  Indoor cactus may require more watering, once a month or so. Mature outdoor cactus: let nature water them. Young cactus may need water every 3 weeks.
  • Fast-draining, non-compacted soil is best. Equal parts potting mix, sand, and gravel is good.
  • Fertilize once a year with 10-10-10 or something similar.
  • Bring indoors during freeze or cover thoroughly with blanket. DO NOT water just before freeze.