Plant Care Goat's Horn Cactus

Goat's Horn Cactus


Astrophytum capricorne

How to care for Goat's Horn Cactus


How often to water your Goat's Horn Cactus

Water needs for Goat's Horn Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Goat's Horn Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Goat's Horn Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Goat's Horn Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Goat's Horn Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Goat's Horn Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Goat's Horn Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Goat's Horn Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Goat's Horn Cactus: 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 Goat's Horn Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Goat's Horn Cactus

Goat's Horn Cactus

Goat's Horn Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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