Plant Care Chain-Link Cholla

Chain-Link Cholla


Cylindropuntia cholla

How to care for Chain-Link Cholla


How often to water your Chain-Link Cholla

Water needs for Chain-Link Cholla
0.5 cups
every 12

Chain-Link Cholla 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 Chain-Link Cholla

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 Chain-Link Cholla in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chain-Link Cholla: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chain-Link Cholla love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chain-Link Cholla does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Chain-Link Cholla

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chain-Link Cholla: 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 Chain-Link Cholla after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Chain-Link Cholla

Chain-Link Cholla

Chain-Link Cholla

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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