Plant Care Blue Columnar Cactus
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Blue Columnar Cactus

4.6 out of 5 (54 experiences)

Blue Columnar Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Blue Columnar Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Taxonomy

Pilosocereus pachycladus
Pilosocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Blue Columnar Cactus

Water

How often to water your Blue Columnar Cactus

Water needs for Blue Columnar Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Blue Columnar 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 Blue Columnar Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Blue Columnar Cactus in your home

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

Blue Columnar Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blue Columnar Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Columnar Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Columnar Cactus

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

Care Summary for Blue Columnar Cactus

Blue Columnar Cactus

Blue Columnar Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Blue Columnar Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 42
Blue Columnar Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Blue Columnar Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Blue Columnar Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Blue Columnar Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Blue Columnar Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Codiejagger avatar
@Codiejagger
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 226 XP
09/18/2021

Very low maintenance, I've never repotted him in the 5 or so years I've had him and he's just fine (should probably get round to doing it though tbh). He's gone weeks without water before and was absolutely fine, now he gets watered once a week or so and seems happy enough

Survivor Survivor
Madeline avatar
@Madeline
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 32 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
09/06/2021

Very easy to care for.

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Caitlin avatar
@Caitlin
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 159 XP
globe Snodland, England
08/08/2021

It’s a cute plant, and super easy to maintain!

Survivor Survivor
Dannielle avatar
@Dannielle
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 312 XP
globe Harpenden, England
07/20/2021

Be careful to not overwater & you’ll be ok

Dannielle avatar
@Dannielle
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 312 XP
globe Harpenden, England
07/20/2021

As long as you don’t over water it it’s easy to look after, t to honk it came with pests so you have to be careful and know how to look for them but otherwise alright, looks really cute too

Survivor Survivor
Noekylie avatar
@Noekylie
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Lexington, Texas
07/06/2021

very very easy to take care of! never had any problems:)

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@Reillyfernandes
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 804 XP
globe Cambridge, Ontario
06/30/2021

What a cool cactus

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Nostalg.iia avatar
@Nostalg.iia
leaf-1 68 Plants
xp 969 XP
06/19/2021

This cactus is a cool looking plant, hardy and great for windowsills or ledges near windows.

Survivor Survivor
Charlemont avatar
@Charlemont
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 48 XP
globe Ringwood, England
05/27/2021

It’s just so cute and it’s my favourite cacti ☺️

Survivor Survivor
Andrew avatar
@Andrew
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 150 XP
globe Merimbula, New South Wales
05/20/2021

Really cool blue cactus that will eventually produce big white blooms and palm size fruits

Survivor Survivor
Ethan avatar
@Ethan
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 37 XP
globe Camas, Washington
05/20/2021

He spiky

Survivor Survivor
Heather avatar
@Heather
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 52 XP
globe Conway, South Carolina
05/18/2021

Love it, so cute!

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Bitchy_athena avatar
@Bitchy_athena
leaf-1 53 Plants
xp 1,039 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
05/07/2021

easy to care for but doesn’t grow tall or wide fast without specific care

Survivor Survivor
Mrs.jones123 avatar
@Mrs.jones123
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 1,718 XP
04/26/2021

Not a huge fan..... kind of boring

Juliette avatar
@Juliette
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 112 XP
globe Wareham, England
04/25/2021

Very easy and doesn’t need much attention

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