Plant Care Cane Cactus

Cane Cactus

About Cane Cactus

Cane Cactus is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Cane Cactus likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Austrocylindropuntia cylindrica

Also known as

Coral Cactus

How to care for Cane Cactus


How often to water your Cane Cactus

Water needs for Cane Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Cane Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Francisco, California.

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 Cane Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Cane Cactus in San Francisco, California

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Growing Cane Cactus in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Cane Cactus in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 5th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Cane Cactus in San Francisco, California

Sunlight will increase by 37.6% ☀️

February 4th, 2023

San Francisco is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to increase by 37.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of ene…

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Light needs for plant Cane Cactus in San Francisco, California

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours …

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Finding light for Cane Cactus in your home

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

Cane Cactus 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 San Francisco, California ⛅.

Cane Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Cane Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cane 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 Cane Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cane Cactus

Cane Cactus

Cane Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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