Plant Care Aztec Cactus

Aztec Cactus


Aztekium ritteri

How to care for Aztec Cactus


How often to water your Aztec Cactus

Water needs for Aztec Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Aztec 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 Atlanta, Georgia.

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 Aztec 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 Aztec Cactus in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Growing Aztec Cactus in Atlanta right now

Light needs for plant Aztec Cactus in Atlanta, Georgia

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Aztec Cactus in Atlanta, Georgia

Sunlight will increase by 33% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Atlanta is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to increase by 33% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Aztec Cactus in Atlanta, Georgia

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Aztec Cactus in your home

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

Aztec 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 Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.

Aztec Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Aztec Cactus

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

When to repot Aztec Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Aztec Cactus in Atlanta, Georgia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 5th, 2023

The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Aztec Cactus

Aztec Cactus

Aztec Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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