Plant Care Devil's Pincushion

Devil's Pincushion

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Devil's Pincushion has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Horse crippler and Horse Crippler Cactus


Echinocactus texensis

How to care for Devil's Pincushion


How often to water your Devil's Pincushion

Water needs for Devil's Pincushion
0.5 cups
every 12

Devil's Pincushion 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 Devil's Pincushion

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Devil's Pincushion in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Devil's Pincushion: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Devil's Pincushion love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Devil's Pincushion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Devil's Pincushion in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Devil's Pincushion

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Devil's Pincushion: 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 Devil's Pincushion after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Devil's Pincushion

Devil's Pincushion

Devil's Pincushion

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

Devil's Pincushion has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
@delaney avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 75 XP
globe Smiths Creek, MI

Super easy to take care of :)

Survivor Survivor
@cucumbermint avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 83 XP
globe Chetek, WI

it’s adorable

Survivor Survivor

Trending in your area

Similar to Devil's Pincushion

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in