Plant Care Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus
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Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus

Taxonomy

Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus
Cleistocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus

Water

How often to water your Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus

Water needs for Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus
0.5 cups
every 12

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

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 smaragdiflorus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus in your home

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

Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus 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 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus

Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus

Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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