Cactus Care 101

Light

Thrives in bright direct light, but can tolerate bright indirect light.

Water

Water every 2–3 weeks in direct light, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

Fun Fact

All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Aeroles, surface bumps in which spines grow out of, are what distinguishes cacti from succulents.

Sad Plant Signs

Wrinkled, dry potting mix:Thirsty plant, underwatered

Blanched center:Needs more sunlight

Yellowing and mushy leaves, wet potting mix:Root rot, overwatered

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