Plant Care Cory-Cactus Hedgehog

Cory-Cactus Hedgehog

Also known as

Sea Urchin Cactus and rhinoceros cactus


Coryphantha echinus

How to care for Cory-Cactus Hedgehog


How often to water your Cory-Cactus Hedgehog

Water needs for Cory-Cactus Hedgehog
0.5 cups
every 12

Cory-Cactus Hedgehog 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Cory-Cactus Hedgehog in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cory-Cactus Hedgehog: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cory-Cactus Hedgehog love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cory-Cactus Hedgehog does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cory-Cactus Hedgehog

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Cory-Cactus Hedgehog

Cory-Cactus Hedgehog

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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