Plant Care Brazilian pricklypear
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Brazilian pricklypear

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Brazilian pricklypear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Brazilian pricklypear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Brasiliopuntia

Taxonomy

Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis
Brasiliopuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Brazilian pricklypear

Water

How often to water your Brazilian pricklypear

Water needs for Brazilian pricklypear
0.5 cups
every 12

Brazilian pricklypear 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 Brazilian pricklypear

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

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Finding light for Brazilian pricklypear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brazilian pricklypear: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brazilian pricklypear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Brazilian pricklypear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brazilian pricklypear in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Brazilian pricklypear

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

Care Summary for Brazilian pricklypear

Brazilian pricklypear

Brazilian pricklypear


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

Brazilian pricklypear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Brazilian pricklypear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Brazilian pricklypear has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Brazilian pricklypear has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Brazilian pricklypear has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Brazilian pricklypear has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 77 Plants
xp 7,219 XP
globe Austin, Texas
09/21/2021

Lord of sharp little spines. GROWS SO FAST I HAVE TO KEEP CUTTING IT BACK.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Smartin20 avatar
@Smartin20
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 418 XP
globe Sherman, Texas
08/29/2021

Grows very quickly and can get quite large. Mine has not bloomed all year.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,636 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
08/17/2021

Big ouch watch the spikes but other than that easy to care for

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Drake avatar
@Drake
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 192 XP
06/04/2021

Very easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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