Plant Care Comb Hedgehog Cactus

Comb Hedgehog Cactus

Also known as

Echinocereus pectinatusi and Pink Lace Cactus


Echinocereus pectinatus

How to care for Comb Hedgehog Cactus


How often to water your Comb Hedgehog Cactus

Water needs for Comb Hedgehog Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Comb Hedgehog 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 Comb Hedgehog Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Comb Hedgehog Cactus in your home

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

Comb Hedgehog Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Comb Hedgehog Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Comb Hedgehog Cactus

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

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Care Summary for Comb Hedgehog Cactus

Comb Hedgehog Cactus

Comb Hedgehog 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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