Plant Care Pleated cereus
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Pleated cereus

4.5 out of 5 (33 experiences)

Pleated cereus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Pleated cereus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Mandacaru and Cardeiro

Taxonomy

Cereus jamacaru
Cereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Pleated cereus

Water

How often to water your Pleated cereus

Water needs for Pleated cereus
0.5 cups
every 12

Pleated cereus 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 Pleated cereus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Pleated cereus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pleated cereus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pleated cereus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pleated cereus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pleated cereus

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Fertilizer

Care Summary for Pleated cereus

Pleated cereus

Pleated cereus


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

Pleated cereus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Pleated cereus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Pleated cereus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Pleated cereus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Pleated cereus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Pleated cereus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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@Ryleyshaw
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 189 XP
globe Wollongong, New South Wales
10/14/2021

Very easy to own

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@Emily
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 249 XP
globe Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
10/02/2021

Super cute and has stayed alive!

Survivor Survivor
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@Owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

Super simple and cheap, but may randomly die

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Sharnirose
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 686 XP
07/22/2021

This cactus grew a little wonky. Unsure if this could have been prevented, but otherwise seems pretty happy and is low effort.

Survivor Survivor
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@Sidonie
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 188 XP
globe Isleworth, England
07/19/2021

I can see it growing and it is so inspirational

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Justplanty
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 2,794 XP
07/13/2021

If you travel a lot or don’t have a lot of time to care for your plants this is the guy for you!

Survivor Survivor
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@Wiscomountaineer
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 175 XP
globe Madison, Wisconsin
07/06/2021

An heirloom passed from my mom to me. Hers was grown from a cutting of my grandfather’s.

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@Loz.sm
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 226 XP
globe Oxford, England
05/23/2021

It will never die. Even if you don’t water it for a few months it’ll still be sitting there looking all cute❤️

Survivor Survivor
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@Loz.sm
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 226 XP
globe Oxford, England
05/23/2021

It will never die. Even if you don’t water it for a few months it’ll still be sitting there looking all cute❤️

Survivor Survivor
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@Hunter
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Brant, New York
05/23/2021

I know nothing other than you can forget about her for a week and she will be doing just fine!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Allie avatar
@Allie
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 1,113 XP
globe Simcoe, Ontario
05/23/2021

Easy to care for, seems to thrive on neglect. Don’t over water!

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Lucia avatar
@Lucia
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 802 XP
05/06/2021

doesn’t really do anything but looks good!

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@Parisandjune
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 1,367 XP
globe Phoenix, Arizona
02/22/2021

This cactus is the oldest of all of my plants. It’s been through a lot, as it has lived through my learning phase when none of the others did.

Survivor Survivor

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