Plant Care Cleistocactus strausii

Cleistocactus strausii


Cleistocactus strausii f. cristata

How to care for Cleistocactus strausii


How often to water your Cleistocactus strausii

Water needs for Cleistocactus strausii
0.5 cups
every 12

Cleistocactus strausii 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 strausii

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Cleistocactus strausii in your home

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

Cleistocactus strausii love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cleistocactus strausii does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Cleistocactus strausii

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Cleistocactus strausii

Cleistocactus strausii

Cleistocactus strausii

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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