Plant Care Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Taxonomy

Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'
Cereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Water

How often to water your Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Water needs for Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'
0.5 cups
every 12

Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

47% Low

Growing Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 25th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently low 📉.

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 Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 25th, 2022

Phoenix is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.0 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 25th, 2022

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' 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 Phoenix, Arizona ⛅.

Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina': 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 Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Nutrient needs for plant Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina' in Phoenix, Arizona

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

January 23rd, 2022

The growing potential in Phoenix 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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Care Summary for Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'

Cereus peruvianus 'Paolina'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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