How to care for Cleistocactus icosagonus
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 Louisville, Kentucky.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 17th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Louisville is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
January 18th, 2022
Louisville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to increase by 21.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per…
January 15th, 2022
This month, Louisville is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of d…
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 Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.
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.