Plant Care Cane cholla

Cane cholla

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Cane cholla has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cane cholla has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Walking stick cholla, Tree cholla and Chainlink cactus


Cylindropuntia imbricata

How to care for Cane cholla


How often to water your Cane cholla

Water needs for Cane cholla
0.5 cups
every 12

Cane 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 Cane 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 Cane cholla in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cane cholla: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cane cholla love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cane cholla does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cane cholla

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

Care Summary for Cane cholla

Cane cholla

Cane 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.

What other plant parents say

Cane cholla has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Cane cholla has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Cane cholla has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Cane cholla has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Cane cholla has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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He’s the best plant I’ve ever had

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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