Welcome to this article that will be talking about where the best place in a house is to be growing a cactus plant. They are relatively easy to care for plants to keep in the house and will require little to no work.
But there is of course an ideal climate that the cactus plant can be growing in. This means a spot where there is a good amount of light every day. Since the cactus is used to growing in almost full sun we want to emulate this as much as possible.
Follow along and we will continue talking more about the cactus plant and where to place it. We will also include something that you should definitely avoid when placing it in your house.
Where To Place Cactus In Home
Just like we said at the beginning of the article here, there is no set place where it should be kept. Having it in the kitchen or in the bedroom doesn’t really matter if it can’t get enough light during the day.
We aim for it to get between 8 – 10 hours of light each day if you keep it indoors. Outside this number goes down slightly since the strength of the sun will be stronger and easier for the cactus plant to take up.
But indoors we strive for the same climate as the cactus growing in the wild. A dry place where it can indulge in plenty of sunlight during the day. So wherever this place is in your house is where the plant should be kept.
Usually, a south-facing position will be where the most light will come in. Here we keep our cactus at home at least. It hasn’t failed us yet and we doubt it ever will.
There are many benefits of growing a cactus plant indoors as it will provide plenty of stability to the plant that it so desperately wants. It can grow more steadily and you will have a healthier plant in the end.
We also mentioned that there are some things that you need to avoid when placing the plant indoors. You should not place it near a radiator. This will over time cause the pot to warm up and eventually the same will happen with the soil.
No plants like soil that is too warm. As this makes the roots start to dry up more quicker. Watering the soil more and more doesn’t really work in the long haul. Because of this we recommend just avoiding a radiator completely when placing the cactus.
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Is It Bad Luck To Have Cactus Inside The House
Some religions of beliefs actually say that keeping a cactus plant in the house will bring bad luck with it. But whether you want to believe that or not is up to you.
We keep a cactus plant in our house at home not because we want bad luck or anything, it’s more about having them as decoration.
The cactus plant is a very hardy variety that can manage through some rough conditions growing in the wild. Since we offer a lot of stability by keeping the plant indoors it can thrive and grow a lot quicker than the wild cactus plants.
So if you want to minimize the amount of bad luck you bring to your household by not keeping certain stuff in it then avoid the cactus. It is believed to not only bring bad luck but also bad energy.
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What Direction Should Cactus Face
The cactus plant should be facing south. Since this is the best spot in a house to get the full amount of sun during the day. We have found that following this rule is very beneficial to the plant and it will keep growing throughout the whole year.
But a pro tip is to turn the plant every week or so. This will keep it from getting all the sunlight on just one side.