Pencil Cactus

Pencil Cactus
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How to care for Pencil Cactus

  • Light: Part sun, part shade

    Place in a window with dappled sun or a spot in the middle of a room. Or directly in a window facing west or east.

  • Watering need: Low demand

    All of the soil should be dry before watering. If the soil is still moist, you risk giving this plant too much water which can make it start to rot. When you water this plant, water well and then allow the soil to dry out completely before you water it again.

  • Fertilizing need: Minimum demand

    This plant does not need very much fertilizing, but giving them some extra nutrients every once in a while is important to keep them green, promote good growth and to stay healthy. You can find more info below how to best fertilize this plants.

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The Best Way to Water Your Pencil Cactus

Some plants require less water than others. Plants with so-called low water needs like the Pencil Cactus can tolerate drying out completely, and so need only infrequent watering.

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How to fertilize Succulents

Like almost all other plants, succulents need nutrients to grow and stay healthy.

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How to repot most succulents

Like almost all other plants, succulents require repotting every now and then in order to stay happy and healthy.

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