Plant Care Cleistocactus icosagonus

Cleistocactus icosagonus

Taxonomy

Cleistocactus icosagonus
Cleistocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Cleistocactus icosagonus

Water

How often to water your Cleistocactus icosagonus

Water needs for Cleistocactus icosagonus
0.5 cups
every 12

Cleistocactus icosagonus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Cleistocactus icosagonus

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.

Plant care guide for Cleistocactus icosagonus in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

27% Very Low

Growing Cleistocactus icosagonus in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 27th, 2022

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

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 37.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2022

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 37.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 27th, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Cleistocactus icosagonus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Cleistocactus icosagonus can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cleistocactus icosagonus

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

When to repot Cleistocactus icosagonus

Nutrient needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in Boston, Massachusetts

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

January 24th, 2022

The growing potential in Boston 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 Cleistocactus icosagonus

Cleistocactus icosagonus

Cleistocactus icosagonus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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