Plant Care Corncob Cactus
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Corncob Cactus

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Corncob Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Corncob Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

Corncob Euphorbia, corn cob cactus, Indian Corn Cob and Variegated Corn Cob Cactus

Taxonomy

Euphorbia mammillaris
Euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Corncob Cactus

Water

How often to water your Corncob Cactus

Water needs for Corncob Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Corncob Cactus 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 Corncob Cactus

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.

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Finding light for Corncob Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Corncob Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Corncob Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Corncob Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Corncob Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Corncob Cactus

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

Care Summary for Corncob Cactus

Corncob Cactus

Corncob Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Corncob Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Corncob Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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@Lachie
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06/19/2021

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