Plant Care Casa De Ratas

Casa De Ratas

Also known as

Pitayita and Strawberry Cactus


Echinocereus brandegeei

How to care for Casa De Ratas


How often to water your Casa De Ratas

Water needs for Casa De Ratas
0.5 cups
every 12

Casa De Ratas 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 Casa De Ratas

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 Casa De Ratas in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Casa De Ratas: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Casa De Ratas love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Casa De Ratas does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Casa De Ratas in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Casa De Ratas

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Casa De Ratas: 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 Casa De Ratas after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Casa De Ratas

Casa De Ratas

Casa De Ratas

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.

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