Plant Care Cacto



echinopsis calochlora

How to care for Cacto


How often to water your Cacto

Water needs for Cacto
0.5 cups
every 12

Cacto 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 Cacto

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Cacto in your home

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

Cacto love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cacto does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cacto

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

Care Summary for Cacto



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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