Big Needle Cactus
Also known as
Runyon's beehive cactus and Nipple beehive cactus
How to care for Big Needle Cactus
Big Needle Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
February 6th, 2023
Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 45.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per…
February 7th, 2023
This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 13.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of …
Big Needle Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.
Big Needle Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Big Needle Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.