Cactus are trendy plants that are relatively easy to take care of. They are often thought of as desert plants, but that isn't entirely accurate. While they can certainly survive in arid conditions, most cacti actually prefer a bit of humidity. Here are a few tips on how to care for your cactus.
One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to watering their cactus is that they either water it too much or not enough. When you do water your cactus, make sure to give it a good soaking and then allow the plant to dry out completely before watering it again. It's usually best to err on the side of under-watering rather than overwatering because too much water can lead to root rot.
Most cactus don't need to be fertilized more than once or twice a year. When you do fertilize your plant, make sure to use a specialized cactus fertilizer and follow the directions carefully. Too much fertilizer can actually damage your plant.
When it comes to potting your cactus, make sure to use a well-draining potting mix. You can find this type of mix at most garden stores. As for the pot itself, just about any type of container will do as long as it has drainage holes in the bottom. If you're worried about the aesthetics, you can always put your potted cactus inside another decorative pot without drainage holes.
The most common problem with cactus is root rot, which can occur if the plant is overwatered or if the pot doesn't have adequate drainage. wilting, yellowing, or browning leaves can also be a sign that something is wrong with your plant. If you notice any of these problems, take a closer look at your plant's watering and fertilizing schedule and make adjustments as necessary. With a little bit of love and care, your cactus will be happy and healthy for years to come!