Plant Care Carpet Foxtail Cactus

Carpet Foxtail Cactus

Also known as

Coryphantha albicolumnaria, Coryphantha organensis, Coryphantha pygmaea, Coryphantha sneedii albicolumnaria, Coryphantha sneedii guadalupensis, Coryphantha sneedii leei, Coryphantha sneedii sneedii, Coryphantha strobiliformis orcuttii, Coryphantha vivipara sneedii, Escobaria albicolumnaria, Escobaria guadalupensis, Escobaria leei, Escobaria orcuttii, Escobaria orcuttii koenigii, Escobaria orcuttii macraxima, Escobaria orcuttii macraxina, Escobaria organensis, Escobaria sandbergii, Escobaria sneedii leei, Escobaria sneedii orcuttii, Escobaria sneedii sneedii, Escobaria strobiliformis orcuttii, Escobaria villardii, Mammillaria albicolumnaria, Mammillaria leei and Neolloydia orcuttii


Escobaria sneedii

How to care for Carpet Foxtail Cactus


How often to water your Carpet Foxtail Cactus

Water needs for Carpet Foxtail Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Carpet Foxtail 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.

Calculate water needs of Carpet Foxtail Cactus

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 Carpet Foxtail Cactus in your home

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

Carpet Foxtail Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carpet Foxtail Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Carpet Foxtail Cactus

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Carpet Foxtail Cactus

Carpet Foxtail Cactus

Carpet Foxtail 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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