One of the biggest concerns among plant parent newbies is in regards to how to care for their new cactus. One of the most common questions we receive at Succulent Market is, “how often should I water my new cactus”? The answer is quite simple. Not A lot! When evaluating how much water your cactus requires, it is essential to follow these steps 4 steps.
1. Feel the soil. If the soil is completely dry, it is time to water!
2. If the soil is wet or if you feel any moisture Do Not Water. It is best to wait for the soil to dry out more.
3. When watering, drench the soil surrounding your cactus with water. Do not mist or spray your cactus, thoroughly soak the soil.
4. After soaking the soil, you’re done! As a rule of thumb, it is usually best to water cactus when indoors once a month, and cactus outdoors every two weeks. Ultimately, the frequency of how much you need to water your cactus will depend on its environment. Check the soil of your cactus occasionally and water your cactus when the soil becomes dry.