Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Almost all cacti are succulents, meaning they have thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water. Unlike many other succulents, the stem is the only part of cacti where this vital water storage process takes place.

WATER: Water well when soil is dry, once per month. Do not allow standing water in pot or tray.

LIGHT: Display in bright artificial light or near a window in indirect sunlight.

TEMPERATURE: These plants tolerate a wide range of temperatures from 60-90F. Keep away from air conditioning or heating vents.

FERTILIZER: Apply a balanced houseplant food once per month at ½ strength. Be sure to first water the plant with clean water before feeding fertilizer.