Plant Care Acanthocalycium

Acanthocalycium

Taxonomy

Acanthocalycium Violaceum
Acanthocalycium
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Acanthocalycium

Water

How often to water your Acanthocalycium

Water needs for Acanthocalycium
0.5 cups
every 12

Acanthocalycium needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Acanthocalycium

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Acanthocalycium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

26% Very Low

Growing Acanthocalycium in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Acanthocalycium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 3rd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Acanthocalycium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 42.5% ☀️

February 3rd, 2023

Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 42.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.2 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Acanthocalycium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of …

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Finding light for Acanthocalycium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Acanthocalycium: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Acanthocalycium love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Acanthocalycium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Acanthocalycium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Acanthocalycium: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Acanthocalycium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Acanthocalycium

Acanthocalycium

Acanthocalycium


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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