Plant Care Domino Cactus

Domino Cactus

5.0 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Domino Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Domino Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Domino Cactus

Domino Cactus is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 118 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Domino Cactus likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Domino Cactus belongs to the Echinopsis genus, and is native to Bolivia.


Echinopsis ancistrophora

Also known as

Easter Lily Cactus, Echinopsis subdenudata and Echinopsis subdenudatum

How to care for Domino Cactus


How often to water your Domino Cactus

Water needs for Domino Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Domino 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 Domino 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 Domino Cactus in your home

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

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

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

Domino Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Domino Cactus

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

Difficulty Level

Domino Cactus is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Domino Cactus

Domino Cactus

Domino 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.

What other plant parents say

Domino Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Domino Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Domino Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Domino Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Domino Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Earthling.olive avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 602 XP

Honestly I don’t really pay attention to it and it thrives

Survivor Survivor
Cheribuno avatar
leaf-1 53 Plants
xp 1,935 XP
globe Richmond, Victoria

Had big boi for 4 years he’s produced multiple babies over 10! He’s a thrived and surviver very easy to keep happy

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Atrazine avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 1,047 XP
globe St. Albert, Alberta

Super cute

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Laughandbelly avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 62 XP

Grew flowers after 5 years of care. :)

Survivor Survivor
Rae avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 60 XP
globe Scottsdale, AZ

so cute! i’m not sure how big it will grow but it’s a cactus so it’s easy to take care of.

Survivor Survivor

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