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 Houston, Texas.

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 Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Growing Cleistocactus icosagonus in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 2nd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston 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 Cleistocactus icosagonus in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

February 3rd, 2023

This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Cleistocactus icosagonus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cleistocactus icosagonus 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 Houston, Texas ⛅.

Cleistocactus icosagonus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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 Houston, Texas

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

February 4th, 2023

The growing potential in Houston 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

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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