Tips on Cactus/Cacti Succulent Winter Care

Tips on Cactus/Cacti Succulent Winter Care

Taking care of cacti and succulents in winter can be a bit challenging, as these plants are used to growing in warm and dry climates and may not be able to tolerate extreme cold temperatures. However, with proper care, cacti and succulents can survive during the winter months. Here are some tips to help you care for your cacti and succulents during the winter:

Light: Cacti and succulents need bright, indirect light to grow and produce energy. During the winter months, the days are shorter and there may not be enough natural light. If you live in a climate with low winter light levels, consider supplementing with artificial light.

Water: During the winter, cacti and succulents need less water than they do during the growing season. It is important to let the soil dry out completely before watering again. Overwatering can lead to root rot, which can be fatal to your plant. It is also important to avoid getting water on the leaves, as this can lead to fungal growth and other problems.



Temperature: Cacti and succulents are adapted to warm, dry climates and may struggle in temperatures that are too cold. To protect your plants from extreme cold temperatures, it is best to keep them in a location that does not drop below 50°F. If you live in a climate with harsh winters, consider moving your plants indoors or to a greenhouse for protection.

Humidity: Cacti and succulents do not like high humidity levels, as this can lead to fungal growth and other problems. During the winter months, indoor heating can make the air very dry, which can be harmful to your plants. Consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near your plants to help maintain a healthy level of humidity.

Fertilizer: During the winter, cacti and succulents do not need as much fertilizer as they do during the growing season. A light application of fertilizer every 4-6 weeks should be sufficient.

In conclusion, taking care of cacti and succulents during the winter requires some extra attention and effort. By providing bright light, water, warmth, low humidity, and fertilizer, you can help your plants survive and thrive during the winter months. Remember to always keep an eye on your plants and adjust their care as needed to ensure their continued health and growth.

Back to blog