Cacti are now a very common houseplant. They come in a vast range of shapes and sizes from the petite to the grand.To care for a cactus plant, it is best to try to recreate their natural habitat.
How to Care
Cacti thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place them in a bright place. A south facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow colour.
If your container has drainage holes, water thoroughly once a week during active growth period. If your container does not have drainage holes, water sparingly to moisten soil but be sure water does not pool up at the bottom of container which can cause rotting. Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Cacti ike soil that is well aerated and fast draining. Perlite or pumice mixed with soil work well for this, or you can pick up cactus/succulent mix.
Fertilize during growing season with a 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted to 1/4 strength each watering.
If your cacti is pot-bound, then the best time to re-pot is in the spring.
Cacti have many methods for reproduction and can propagate from cuttings, leaf cuttings and producing pups and seeds.