\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. https://csssj.org/welcome_visitors/basic_culture.html, https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/indoor-cacti/, https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Gardening/Gardening%20Help/Factsheets/Cactus%20and%20Succulents10.pdf, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/watering-cactus-plants.htm, https://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/yard/2000/090900.html, https://www.sublimesucculents.com/rain-on-succulents/, https://worldofsucculents.com/repot-cactus/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuKCG81pJAE&feature=youtu.be&t=93, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM2CUMD3Uss&feature=youtu.be&t=38, https://www.tucsoncactus.org/pdf_files/Garden_Tour_2019.pdf, https://www.flowersandfancies.com/blog/succulents-air-plants-cacti-oh-my/, https://extension.umn.edu/houseplants/cacti-and-succulents#fertilizing-1421913, https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/thanksgiving-christmas-cacti/, https://www.centraltexasgardener.org/resource/succulent-and-cactus-soil-mix/, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Cactus plants are actually quite juicy. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. If the soil feels moist, then check for diseases, insects, changes to the environment, and other problems. Wet soil will stick to the stake. 2. Temperature: cactus plants lose water at a high rate in high temperatures. It is important to let the Christmas cactus soil partially dry out between watering intervals, but never completely. The common linking characteristic of cacti and succulents is the ability to store water in the leaves or stems enabling them to survive in arid habitats. If you keep the cactus indoors where it is cool or humid, it might need water only once a week. Holiday cacti are not desert plants and don’t need to be kept dry like desert cacti.