Pencil cacti are easy to grow indoors, and they require little maintenance. These tips will help you ensure a healthy, thriving houseplant.
- Sunlight. The pencil cactus prefers bright, full sun. A sunny windowsill is a perfect location for this plant. It thrives with mild, warm temperatures, ranging from 65 F to 70 F.
- Water. The watering care for this succulent is very easy. It only needs water every two to three weeks in the summer, and no water is needed in the winter. In the fall and spring, reduce watering to every month.
- Take Precautions. When handling a pencil cactus, take safety measures to avoid any contact with the sap. Direct contact with the sap from broken stems can be irritating. Also, keep away from pets and children.