Plant Care Candleholder Cactus

Candleholder Cactus


Browningia candelaris

How to care for Candleholder Cactus


How often to water your Candleholder Cactus

Water needs for Candleholder Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Candleholder 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 Westerville, Ohio.

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 Candleholder Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Candleholder Cactus in Westerville, Ohio

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Growing Candleholder Cactus in Westerville right now

Light needs for plant Candleholder Cactus in Westerville, Ohio

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Westerville 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 Candleholder Cactus in Westerville, Ohio

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.5% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Westerville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Westerville is expected to decrease by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.7 megajoules of energy per…

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Finding light for Candleholder Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Candleholder Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Candleholder Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Westerville, Ohio ⛅.


How to fertilize Candleholder Cactus

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

Care Summary for Candleholder Cactus

Candleholder Cactus

Candleholder Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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