Plant Care Opuntia Gumby

Opuntia Gumby


Austrocylindropuntia subulata 'Gumby'

How to care for Opuntia Gumby


How often to water your Opuntia Gumby

Water needs for Opuntia Gumby
0.5 cups
every 12

Opuntia Gumby 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 Antonio, Texas.

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 Opuntia Gumby

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 Opuntia Gumby in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

59% Medium

Growing Opuntia Gumby in San Antonio right now

Light needs for plant Opuntia Gumby in San Antonio, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Opuntia Gumby in San Antonio, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.6% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

San Antonio is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to decrease by 19.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Opuntia Gumby in San Antonio, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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Finding light for Opuntia Gumby in your home

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

Opuntia Gumby love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Opuntia Gumby does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Opuntia Gumby

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Opuntia Gumby

Opuntia Gumby

Opuntia Gumby

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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