This is Carlos our Giant Christmas Cactus. He's a Christmas legend but he is also known to be a little bit prickly so make sure you decorate him with lights and baubles to get him in the mood for some Michael Bublé.
Big Height (including nursery pot) 80-90cm; pot diameter 21cm.
Health benefits- Can improve sense of well being
Pet safe- Mildly toxic if eaten
Lighting for your Cactus
Carlos likes sunlight, he needs to be in a bright place and can take full sun.
Watering your Cactus Plant
Unlike most Cacti, Carlos does not handle long periods of drought well. Carlos might need weekly watering during the summer. Still use the finger test to make sure you do not overwater. Houseplant watering guide
Humidity for your Cactus Plant
Carlos will tolerate normal room humidity.
What fertiliser should I use for my Cactus
Carlos doesn't really need fertiliser. If you're looking for the best results fertilise in the summer once a month when watering.
Repotting your Cactus
You shouldn't have to repot Carlos for a good few years. For soil, a well drained potting soil or cactus mix soil is perfect.
Cactus plant care problems
- Root rot from overwatering, follow our guidance on watering.