Desert cacti have a unique, stark beauty, and some of the desert cacti feature the most beautiful flowers in the plant kingdom. Growing desert cacti is not difficult. These are among the toughest of all houseplants.
Strong light is essential for healthy desert cacti, especially in the winter. Some species may scorch in direct summer sun if they haven't been hardened off first. Forest cacti like bright, but not direct, sunlight. Move them outside during the summer.
In the spring and summer, when your desert cactus is actively growing and blooming or both, water whenever the compost begins to dry. During these waterings, make sure the plant is thoroughly watered. During the winter rest period, nearly cease watering. Only water if the plant begins to shrivel. The most common mistake with desert cacti is overwatering in the winter, which will cause rot either at the base of the plant or the tips of the growing areas. If the rot is advanced, it might be necessary to start new plants from cuttings or discard the whole plant.
- This listing is for a plant in a 4" grower's pot. White pot cover not included.
- As this is a live plant, the plant delivered may not be exactly as shown.