Plant Care Button Cactus

Button Cactus

Taxonomy

Epithelantha micromeris
Epithelantha
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Button Cactus

Water

How often to water your Button Cactus

Water needs for Button Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Button 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 New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 Button Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Button Cactus in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Growing Button Cactus in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant Button Cactus in New Orleans, Louisiana

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Button Cactus in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunlight will increase by 25.5% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

New Orleans is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to increase by 25.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.9 megajoules of energy …

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Finding light for Button Cactus in your home

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

Button 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 New Orleans, Louisiana ⛅.

Button Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Button Cactus

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

When to repot Button Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Button Cactus in New Orleans, Louisiana

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

February 4th, 2023

The growing potential in New Orleans 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 to r…

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Care Summary for Button Cactus

Button Cactus

Button Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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