The cereus cactus is a beautiful plant that can add some life to any room. They’re easy to take care of, but there are a few things you should know to keep your plant healthy and happy. With a little bit of care, your cereus cactus will thrive!
Cereus cacti prefer bright, direct sunlight. If you can’t provide that, they’ll be happy with bright, indirect sunlight. If your plant isn’t getting enough light, it will start to stretch out and its leaves will turn yellow. Too much light will cause the leaves to sunburn, so adjust accordingly.
Cereus cacti like to be watering about once a week. Let the soil dry out in between waterings. Be sure to empty the drainage tray after each watering so that the plant isn’t sitting in water. Over-watering is the number one killer of cereus cacti, so err on the side of too little water rather than too much.
Cereus cacti don’t need a lot of fertilizer. In fact, too much fertilizer can burn their roots. Once a month is plenty. Just be sure to use a fertilizer that’s specifically designed for cacti and succulents.
With just a little bit of care, your cereus cactus will thrive! Provide bright light and water about once a week, letting the soil dry out in between waterings. Be sure to empty the drainage tray after each watering and fertilize once a month using a fertilizer specifically designed for cacti and succulents. Your plant will thank you for it!