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 Tucson, Arizona.

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 Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

62% Medium

Growing Cleistocactus icosagonus in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson 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 Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.1% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 23.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Cleistocactus icosagonus in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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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 💪.️

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth 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.

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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 Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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