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How often do we need to water cactus plants?

  1. thumbi7 profile image65
    thumbi7posted 2 years ago

    How often do we need to water cactus plants?

    I have a small cactus plant. I gave long gaps in watering;  it started to wither.

  2. Lori P. profile image85
    Lori P.posted 2 years ago

    Cacti are succulents that retain water in their thick petals and stems. This doesn't mean they shouldn't be watered properly though.

    There are several factors to consider:
    1. What type of container is the plant in? Is it small and shallow or large and deep?
    2. Is the plant in direct sunlight all day long? Cacti can handle this but the soil cannot. The soil will dry out more quickly and will require more watering.

    Soil for cacti should not be too wet, for sure, but that doesn't mean it should be bone dry. Take cues from the plant itself. Withering is a clear indication that something is not right.

    Google some info about cactus care. There are different types of cacti with varying needs.

  3. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    I water my cactus two days once, just a quick sprinkle , don't moisten the soil. Too much water kill the plant too.

    1. thumbi7 profile image65
      thumbi7posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks

 
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