✦ Due care must be given while choosing a planting medium or soil. You may choose special potting soil meant for growing cacti. Else, make your own medium by mixing coarse sand, peat and perlite. Clay pots are the best option for cactus plants. The pot should be three to four times the size of the plant. Fill it with the planting medium, which must be dry.
✦ Make it a point to check the plant for any unhealthy symptoms, like drooping or change of color. The problem can be over watering or deficiency of sunlight. Fix the problem and see the difference.
During very hot conditions, watering can be done twice a week. These plants need full morning sun and shade in the afternoon. They must not be kept in full shade, full sun, morning shade, or full afternoon sun.
These conditions can prove detrimental to the health of the plant. There are some jungle cacti, which prefer full sun for their growth. So if you are selecting a jungle cacti, it will be better to study the growth conditions of the plant beforehand.