Plant Care Argentine Giant

Argentine Giant

Also known as

Trichocerus purpureopilosus


Echinopsis candicans

How to care for Argentine Giant


How often to water your Argentine Giant

Water needs for Argentine Giant
0.5 cups
every 12

Argentine Giant 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 Argentine Giant

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Argentine Giant in your home

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

Argentine Giant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Argentine Giant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Argentine Giant

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

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Care Summary for Argentine Giant

Argentine Giant

Argentine Giant

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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