how much water should be given to cactus plants?

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  • Mr. P
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    If it looks plump then it doesn't need any.

    If it has wrinkles then it could do with some.

    Flood it, then let it drain freely. Never let them sit in water. As you may expect they are very good at holding water, so the compost should never feel damp.

  • 3 weeks ago

    A bit xxxzxszzzxx

  • 3 weeks ago

    I have killed cactus before by not giving them enough water. Had one in a pot in my yard last summer which was rather wet. It flowered multiple times- never seen it flower at all before.

  • Sally
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    one point seven cups weekly  

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  • 4 weeks ago

    None because cacti don't need water to live

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    once a month and gush the water on it like a torrential rain so it comes out the holes at the bottom of the pot. Then stop leave it for a month or maybe even 2.

    This is its natural habitat situation and it lives.

  • 4 weeks ago

    As medicine given to infants

  • 4 weeks ago

    Enough to stop them dehydrating

  • 4 weeks ago

    Only as much as they need and no more.

    Source(s): Expert on succulents
  • 4 weeks ago

    Very little. At most, thoroughly soak the soil in their pot once a month. I usually don't water mine at all during the winter. Also, if you bought it in a ceramic or plastic pot, repot it in an unpainted terracotta pot.

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