Please use the above index
to select the cactus you would like to view. For example, if you want
to see Ariocarpus, select A above.
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methods used to water cacti are not only as varied as the people
who keep them, but are constantly adjusting to a changing environment.
and how much to water are always one of the most pressing
questions asked by new collectors, and as you may have already
heard, there is no definitive answer.
reason is that watering depends on the whole of a number of
factors, including the amount
of light, soil makeup, pot type, ambient temperature, type
of plant, season,
The quality and quantity of light that are available to your
cacti will affect the rate at which they grow and thus, their
water. If your plants are in low light or not getting a full
spectrum, they will show lanky and light colored growth, called
etoliation, and most of this growth will be in the search
for light, not as a result of proper conditions and watering.
Watering your plant now may cause decay of the roots as they
are likely not actively growing.
As a fact, your soil needs to be well drained. However, it
can fit this requirement, yet still hold more or less water
depending on ambient temperature and humidity, the size of
the pot, how active the growth is for the plant in question,
and whether or not there are any wetting agents (common in
potting mixes) or moisture holding additives such as vermiculite.