Plant Care Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus

Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus

Taxonomy

Echinocereus boyce thompsonii
Echinocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus

Water

How often to water your Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus

Water needs for Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Boyce Thompson hedgehog 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 San Francisco, California.

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 Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Plant care guide for Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

51% Low

Finding light for Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Boyce Thompson hedgehog 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 San Francisco, California ⛅.

Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Boyce Thompson hedgehog 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 Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus

Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus

Boyce Thompson hedgehog cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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