Plant Care Escobaria Missouriensis

Escobaria Missouriensis

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Escobaria Missouriensis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Escobaria Missouriensis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Missouri Foxtail Cactus, Missouri Foxtail Cactus, Yellow Pincushion Cactus and Plains Nipple Cactus


Escobaria missouriensis

How to care for Escobaria Missouriensis


How often to water your Escobaria Missouriensis

Water needs for Escobaria Missouriensis
0.5 cups
every 12

Escobaria Missouriensis 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 Escobaria Missouriensis

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 Missouri Foxtail Cactus in your home

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

Escobaria Missouriensis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Escobaria Missouriensis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Escobaria Missouriensis

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

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Care Summary for Escobaria Missouriensis

Escobaria Missouriensis

Escobaria Missouriensis

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.

What other plant parents say

Escobaria Missouriensis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Escobaria Missouriensis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Escobaria Missouriensis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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It’s so cute!!! They last for so long as well! Not hard to care for at all, make sure it gets sunlight at least every day though. Don’t over water, every 6 days should do.

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