It's common knowledge that cacti are known for their spikes and this little guy lives up to his reputation. Please use extreme caution when opening your box and packaging! Pro Tip: if you do find yourself sporting some new spiny accessories (ouch!) find a piece of sticky tape (gaffers or duct work great!). Wrap a few lengths around your good hand and gently pat the affected area. The adhesive should pull out any unwanted thorns ASAP!
Cacti are some of our all time favorite plants. They're the perfect low maintenance option for a busy bee or, let's face, those less inclined to keep a plant pal alive!
Unboxing After removing it from the box, carefully unwrap your cactus. Pick a surface that's easy to sweep up in case a little dirt became loose in transit. Discard any packaging, taking care to watch out for spines!
Light Bright This little guy thrives in medium to high light. Find him a spot in the brightest room in your house at least a few feet away from a window. Windows can magnify sunlight by up to three times so even sun worshippers like cactus can suffer on the sill!
Hydration How To This cactus prefers life on the drier side. Set him up on a sparing weekly watering schedule of 1/4 cup of water or less. Watch his paddles over the next weeks for changes in size or color. Yellow tips or overly plump paddles mean you're watering too much - dial back the amount at your weekly watering session. Under watering is harder to diagnose. Signs to watch for? Wrinkling and browning! If you observe either of these give your little guy little more H20.