Plant Care Eve's Needle Cactus

Eve's Needle Cactus

4.6 out of 5 (62 experiences)

Eve's Needle Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Eve's Needle Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Eve's Needle Cactus

Eve's Needle Cactus is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 1559 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Eve's Needle Cactus likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Austrocylindropuntia subulata
Austrocylindropuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

Also known as

Eve's Pin

How to care for Eve's Needle Cactus

Water

How often to water your Eve's Needle Cactus

Water needs for Eve's Needle Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Eve's Needle 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 Eve's Needle Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Eve's Needle Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eve's Needle Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eve's Needle Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eve's Needle Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Eve's Needle Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Eve's Needle Cactus

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Eve's Needle Cactus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Eve's Needle Cactus

Eve's Needle Cactus

Eve's Needle Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Eve's Needle Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 39
Eve's Needle Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 18
Eve's Needle Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 14
Eve's Needle Cactus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Eve's Needle Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Eve's Needle Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Evie_moon30 avatar
@Evie_moon30
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 183 XP
12/17/2021

Don’t water to often. A good indicator is the spikes, when they look wrinkly then it need watering but if they look very full(?) then they don’t need it

Fast grower Fast grower
Amysplants avatar
@Amysplants
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 1,852 XP
globe Ilminster, England
11/02/2021

Easy plant

Survivor Survivor
Jonas avatar
@Jonas
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 375 XP
10/06/2021

Pretty boring and spiky but hard to kill off haha.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Craig avatar
@Craig
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Portsmouth, England
08/10/2021

This little guy has doubled in size since first buying! Very easy to care for and seems to thrive being repotted. Shows no signs of slowing down!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Caitlin avatar
@Caitlin
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 268 XP
globe Snodland, England
08/08/2021

Really easy to look after for a beginner

Survivor Survivor
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 123 Plants
xp 107,235 XP
globe Austin, TX
07/30/2021

got a free cutting from a neighbor! been cool to watch plankton thrive

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Laura avatar
@Laura
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 2,383 XP
globe Lake Jackson, TX
07/27/2021

One of my much loved plants!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Sidonie avatar
@Sidonie
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 188 XP
globe Isleworth, England
07/19/2021

It has grown a lot but when i tried to reproduce it it won’t work

Staceakin avatar
@Staceakin
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 753 XP
globe Bristol, England
07/05/2021

Lovely to look at and resilient

Survivor Survivor
Silvia avatar
@Silvia
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 3,724 XP
globe Albuquerque, NM
06/22/2021

Its a really interesting plant I would recommend if you like strange cactus.

Survivor Survivor
Pluuto avatar
@Pluuto
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 96 XP
05/22/2021

Easy to kill, but saves easily

Pluuto avatar
@Pluuto
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 96 XP
05/22/2021

Easy to kill, but saves eadily

Sarahnotsara avatar
@Sarahnotsara
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 999 XP
globe White Lake charter Township, MI
05/17/2021

Literally haven’t touched this plant since I bought it, I think it was free with another purchase. I watered it for the first time today. It just chills, super easy.

Survivor Survivor
Shaylahmae avatar
@Shaylahmae
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 62 XP
globe Fredericton, New Brunswick
05/17/2021

Needs more water than a typical cactus.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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