Ready to get your green thumb on and start planting a cactus in a pot? It's easier than you might think!
At Hewma, we love both plants and people equally, so we want to share some tips with all of you plant parents out there!
Here are some steps to help make sure that your cactus is off to the right start.
First things first — make sure you've got the right size of pot for your cactus.
The pot should be several inches larger than the root ball, and it should have good drainage holes. This ensures your cactus isn't sitting in too much water and getting soggy roots!
Soggy roots is something you want to avoid because it can cause root rot and eventually kill your cactus.
Fill the pot with a fast-draining soil mix specifically designed for succulent plants such as cacti. This type of soil is going to be much better for your little plant friend so make sure you get the right one!
Once the pot is filled, place the cactus in its pot and then add more soil until firmly planted.
This ensures the cactus has a good foundation and won't be too wobbly when you move it around. It also allows the nutrients in the soil to reach the roots and keep your cactus healthy.
Now for watering — be conservative!
You only need to water lightly, enough so that the top layer of soil is damp but not soggy. And don't forget about sunlight! Set your new cactus in bright, indirect sunlight and give it plenty of space to thrive and grow.
Depending on the type of cactus you have, they can even handle direct sunlight, some even need it!
Following these steps will help you create the perfect home for your cactus and ensure that it has the best chance to thrive in its new pot! Good luck with your gardening adventure, and happy planting!
Hope this helps! :-)