Plant Care Mojave pincushion

Mojave pincushion

Also known as

Mojave pincushion and Xantus pincushion

Taxonomy

Chaenactis xantiana
Chaenactis
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Mojave pincushion

Water

How often to water your Mojave pincushion

Water needs for Mojave pincushion
0.5 cups
every 9

Mojave pincushion needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Mojave pincushion in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mojave pincushion: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mojave pincushion may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Mojave pincushion

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Mojave pincushion

Mojave pincushion


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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