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 San Diego, California.

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?

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5"
Light

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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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

56% Medium

Growing Cleistocactus icosagonus in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 4th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in San Diego, California

Sunlight will decrease by 19.3% ☀️

December 5th, 2022

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 19.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 5th, 2022

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

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of day…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Cleistocactus icosagonus does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 28th, 2022

The growing potential in San Diego is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot a…

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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 San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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