Plant Care Banana Cactus

Banana Cactus

Also known as

cob cactus, prostrate hedgehog cactus, purple pitaya, strawberry cactus, strawberry hedgehog cactus, Pitaya and Smallspine Pitaya


Echinocereus enneacanthus

How to care for Banana Cactus


How often to water your Banana Cactus

Water needs for Banana Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Banana 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 Banana Cactus

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 Banana Cactus in your home

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

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

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

Banana Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Banana Cactus

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

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Care Summary for Banana Cactus

Banana Cactus

Banana 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.

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