Plant Care Trichocereus

Trichocereus

Taxonomy

Echinopsis scopulicola
Echinopsis
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Trichocereus

Water

How often to water your Trichocereus

Water needs for Trichocereus
0.5 cups
every 12

Trichocereus 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 Trichocereus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Trichocereus in your home

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

Trichocereus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Trichocereus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Trichocereus

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Trichocereus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Fertilizer
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Native Region

Care Summary for Trichocereus

Trichocereus

Trichocereus


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.

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