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Cacti Care Guide


- Cacti thrive in strong, bright light. A south or east-facing window is ideal.
- If using artificial light, provide at least 14-16 hours of light per day.

- Water sparingly. Wait until the soil is completely dry before watering again.
- In growing months (spring and summer), water once every 2-4 weeks. During dormant months (Autumn and winter), water less frequently, about once every 1-2 months.
- Over-watering can lead to root rot, a common cacti killer.

- Use a well-draining cactus mix. Consider adding perlite or sand to improve drainage.
- Repot every 2-4 years or when the cactus outgrows its container.

- Cacti prefer temperatures between 21°C-37°C during the day and 10°C-21°C at night.

- During the growing season, feed with a half-strength cactus fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
- Avoid fertilizing in the dormant months.

- While cacti require minimal pruning, remove any dead or diseased sections to keep the plant healthy.

- Cacti can be prone to pests like mealybugs & spider mites. Check regularly and treat promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

- Always handle cacti with care. Use tongs or gloves to avoid spines.
- Rotate your cactus every few weeks to ensure even growth.
- Always allow the water to drain out of the pot to prevent root rot.


I hope this guide helps! Adjustments can be made depending on specific types of cacti.