Cactus

Asked June 1, 2018, 10:34 AM EDT

To whom it may concern:
I recieved this cactus last year. I was told it's an orchid cactus, but after looking at pictures I'm not sure. So I guess I'm curious as to what species it is exactly and what the best care for it would be? I have it on the mantel in a room with an east facing window. It started to grow sprouts this spring and then all growing progress suddenly started to dwindle.

McCracken County Kentucky

1 Response

You will need to read about how to grow cacti properly:

https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/trees/cactus.html

and also

https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/houseplants/cacti-and-scculents/

plus

https://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/cacti.html


From what you are describing, the issue is most likely environmental. For environment, make sure the light requirements are met and the plant is not being overwatered