Apparently they measure out very small amounts of water for each cactus in Australia to save water.
Ross Comben, of Kirisit Nursery, shows that only a drop of water is needed to take care of his succulents. Photo: Peter Holt
We prefer to water less often, but with more water. Drench the cactus and let the water drain away, never sitting in water. We water cactus only every 2 to 4 weeks. That’s what we do. But then, we don’t live in Australia where the water drains from the bowl counterclockwise.