Plant Care Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus

Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus

Also known as

Foxtail Beehive Cactus, Foxtail Cactus and cushion foxtail cactus


Escobaria alversonii

How to care for Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus


How often to water your Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus

Water needs for Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus

Cushion Fox-Tail Cactus

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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