Posted 3w ago by @PurelyStonepine

The soil is damp should I water it?

I repotted my cactus Tuesday night. It has a mixture of course sand and succulent soil. The cactus isn’t in direct sunlight anymore it’s underneath a grow light for 8 hours a day!! Should I give it a 1/2 cup of water as recommended by Greg or wait?
4ft to light, direct
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 days ago
Best Answer
Don’t water it let it dry out and mine is under a grow light for 18 hours a day on a timer. When it is dry. Then water.
This is the mixture.
@Colecat71 Alright thank you!! How long have you had a golden barrel cactus or cacti?
If the soil is even slightly damp, I’d refrain from watering a cactus, whatever the conditions of soil or light might beβ˜οΈβ˜οΈπŸ™Œ
15+ years
Definitely wait. Cacti like to be DRY before watering.
Yes wait, cacti like being dry vs wet. Let the soil completely dry out before watering. The app is guesstimating the plants needs it maybe wrong and it will learn if you snooze it