Why is My Cactus Leaning on One Side? 5 Reasons + Fixes

Why is My Cactus Leaning on One Side? 5 Reasons + Fixes

Cacti are super hardy plants known to store water in their succulent stem. They prefer sunny conditions and well-draining soil. Their minimal watering and fertilizer needs make them a great addition to any garden. If your cactus is leaning and falling over, it could indicate poor or directional lighting, root damage, improper potting, and pest…

Cactus Corking vs Cactus Rot – Identification and Differences

Cactus Corking vs Cactus Rot – Identification and Differences

Cactus can live over a century, but many changes occur. It’s common to see the plant losing its glorious green texture to leathery like a callus when aging. The cactus might turn brown, and owners may not know if they are looking at cactus corking or rot. So, what are the differences been cactus corking…

Why is My Cactus Turning Brown? 5 Reasons + What to Do

Why is My Cactus Turning Brown? 5 Reasons + What to Do

Cacti are well adapted to dry conditions, and it becomes relatively easy to grow and care for them as houseplants. One thing you cannot ignore is when your cactus is turning brown. It might signify distress from an underlying problem that may harm or kill your plant. A cactus may turn brown due to overwatering,…

Overwatered vs. Underwatered Cactus – Differences + Fix

Overwatered vs. Underwatered Cactus – Differences + Fix

Many houseplants die as a result of improper watering. Cacti aren’t comfortable when overwatered and neither when the soil gets too dry. Underwatered and overwatered succulents may show the same symptoms, but you must know the difference to fix it. An overwatered cactus has much water in the soil, causing the roots to suffocate and…

Moon Cactus Grafting + Indoor Care Guide

Moon Cactus Grafting + Indoor Care Guide

Moon cactus, also called Hibotan, is a mutant albino species that won’t produce chlorophyll; this makes it expose the bright neon shades. Since these plants cannot photosynthesize, grafting them onto a rootstock cactus gives them sugars and nutrients for survival. Grafting a moon cactus involves attaching the colorful top part of the plant (that cannot…

Moon Cactus Dying? Reasons & What to Do

Moon Cactus Dying? Reasons & What to Do

Moon cactus, also known as a hibotan cactus, is a popular houseplant native to desert habitats of South America. It is usually sold as a hybrid plant combining two different species of cacti grafted together. The top section appearing as a spherical ball, is a varied mutant of Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cacti. These species lack chlorophyll…