Plant Care Easter Cactus

Easter Cactus

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Easter Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Easter Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Holiday Cactus and Whitsun Cactus


Hatiora gaertneri

How to care for Easter Cactus


How often to water your Easter Cactus

Water needs for Easter Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Easter Cactus 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 Easter Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Easter Cactus in your home

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

Easter Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Easter Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Easter Cactus

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Easter Cactus

Easter Cactus

Easter Cactus

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

Easter Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Easter Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Easter Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Easter Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Easter Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Plantmomma3 avatar
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 1,813 XP
globe Starkville, Mississippi

I love my Easter Cactus!!! They are pretty hardy

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Lemonlaw avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 428 XP
globe North Salem, New York

Dottie is a piece of my great great grandmothers cactus which makes it rather stressful to care for. She doesn’t need much maintenance which is nice. When you get a bloom, which isn’t too often , it is really satisfying. The ease of care, ability to share pieces with family members and the rewarding blooms make Dotty a very enjoyable houseplant.

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