Plant Care Echinocereus pentalophus
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Echinocereus pentalophus

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Echinocereus pentalophus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Echinocereus pentalophus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Taxonomy

Echinocereus pentalophus
Echinocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Echinocereus pentalophus

Water

How often to water your Echinocereus pentalophus

Water needs for Echinocereus pentalophus
0.5 cups
every 12

Echinocereus pentalophus 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 pentalophus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for None in your home

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

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

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

Echinocereus pentalophus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Echinocereus pentalophus

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

Care Summary for Echinocereus pentalophus

Echinocereus pentalophus

Echinocereus pentalophus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Echinocereus pentalophus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Echinocereus pentalophus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Echinocereus pentalophus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Emmciv avatar
@Emmciv
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 226 XP
globe Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
06/08/2021

This plant will last for those out there who have trouble remembering to water their plants!!
It’s very sturdy and will grow very slowly in height of time.
Soft spikes on the cactus are another bonus :))

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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