Plant Care Cactus Orchid

Cactus Orchid


Epiphyllum 'Helmut Oetken'

How to care for Cactus Orchid


How often to water your Cactus Orchid

Water needs for Cactus Orchid
0.5 cups
every 12

Cactus Orchid 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 Cactus Orchid

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 Cactus Orchid in your home

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

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

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

Cactus Orchid does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cactus Orchid

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

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Care Summary for Cactus Orchid

Cactus Orchid

Cactus Orchid

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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