Plant Care Echinocereus longisetus

Echinocereus longisetus


Echinocereus longisetus

How to care for Echinocereus longisetus

💦 Water

How often to water your Echinocereus longisetus

Water needs for Echinocereus longisetus
0.5 cups
every 12

Echinocereus longisetus 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 Echinocereus longisetus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Echinocereus longisetus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Echinocereus longisetus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Echinocereus longisetus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Echinocereus longisetus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Echinocereus longisetus

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Echinocereus longisetus thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Echinocereus longisetus Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Echinocereus longisetus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Echinocereus longisetus prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Echinocereus longisetus Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Echinocereus longisetus is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Echinocereus longisetus →

When and How to Successfully Repot Echinocereus longisetus →

💩 Fertilizer

Echinocereus longisetus grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Echinocereus longisetus →

🌎 Native Region

Echinocereus longisetus is native to Southeastern United States and Mexico.

🌸 Flowers

Echinocereus longisetus produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

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🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Echinocereus longisetus

Echinocereus longisetus

Echinocereus longisetus

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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