Desert Barrel Cactus
5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)
Also known as
Compass Barrel Cactus, Compass Barrel Cactus, Leconte's barrel cactus, California barrel cactus, Desert barrel cactus and Miner's compass
How to care for Desert Barrel Cactus
Desert Barrel Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Desert Barrel Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Desert Barrel Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Desert Barrel Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.