Starbright Plant/Flower Care Guide

Cactus

Cactus
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Light

At least 2-3 hours of full sun a day.

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Water

Water regularly spring through fall while plant is growing, sparingly in winter. If the plant appears shriveled and wrinkled, it's under-watered. To rehydrate it, water lightly, and then again the following day, and it will recover nicely. Be careful not to drench the soil. Cactus is likely to rot if its roots become soaking wet.

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Temperature

Average room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C. In winter, a cooler place to rest -- 50-60°F/10-16°C at night is ideal.

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Soil

Use a potting mix that drains well. You can buy a mix specially made for cacti, or use 2 parts all-purpose potting mix with 1 part sharp sand or perlite. Adding about a 1/2-inch layer of pebbles to the bottom of the container will help drainage and also add weight to the bottom. (Large cacti can become top-heavy).

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Fertilizer

Typical cactus house plant fertilizer is 2-7-7. It needs less nitrogen than foliage plants and higher phosphorus and potassium for better flowering and strong roots.