Plant Care Boxing Glove Cactus

Boxing Glove Cactus


Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata

How to care for Boxing Glove Cactus


How often to water your Boxing Glove Cactus

Water needs for Boxing Glove Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Boxing Glove 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 Portland, Oregon.

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 Boxing Glove Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Boxing Glove Cactus in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Finding light for Boxing Glove Cactus in your home

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

Boxing Glove 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 Portland, Oregon ⛅.

Boxing Glove Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Boxing Glove Cactus

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

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Care Summary for Boxing Glove Cactus

Boxing Glove Cactus

Boxing Glove Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Portland, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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