Plant Care Orange Cob Cactus

Orange Cob Cactus

About Orange Cob Cactus

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

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


Echinopsis famatimensis

How to care for Orange Cob Cactus


How often to water your Orange Cob Cactus

Water needs for Orange Cob Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Orange Cob Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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 Orange Cob Cactus

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.

Plant care guide for Orange Cob Cactus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Growing Orange Cob Cactus in Colorado Springs right now

Light needs for plant Orange Cob Cactus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Colorado Springs is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant Orange Cob Cactus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.3% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Colorado Springs is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Colorado Springs is expected to decrease by 24.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.1 megajoules of …

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Light needs for plant Orange Cob Cactus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours …

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Finding light for Orange Cob Cactus in your home

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

Orange Cob Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.

Orange Cob Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Orange Cob Cactus

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

When to repot Orange Cob Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Orange Cob Cactus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 3rd, 2021

The growing potential in Colorado Springs is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best…

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Care Summary for Orange Cob Cactus

Orange Cob Cactus

Orange Cob Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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