Plant Care Fairy Castle Cactus

Fairy Castle Cactus

4.8 out of 5 (26 experiences)

Fairy Castle Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Fairy Castle Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Cereus tetragonus

Taxonomy

Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castle'
Acanthocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Fairy Castle Cactus

Water

How often to water your Fairy Castle Cactus

Water needs for Fairy Castle Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Fairy Castle 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 Fairy Castle 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 Fairy Castle Cactus in your home

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

Fairy Castle Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fairy Castle Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fairy Castle Cactus

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Fairy Castle Cactus

Fairy Castle Cactus

Fairy Castle 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

Fairy Castle Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 19
Fairy Castle Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Fairy Castle Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Fairy Castle Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Fairy Castle Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Lonell_ avatar
@Lonell_
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 90 XP
globe Des Moines, Iowa
11/10/2021

Definitely a cactus worth having if you like succulents and cacti or specialize in caring for those! I found it underwhelming as a lover of indoor tropical plants, but she is nice to look at and plays well with other succulents!

Survivor Survivor
Isb avatar
@Isb
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 1,310 XP
10/16/2021

Sturdy plant!!

Survivor Survivor
Pearlybird avatar
@Pearlybird
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 178 XP
globe Rochester, New York
09/17/2021

Bro. Look at it. Masterpiece

W0rmslut avatar
@W0rmslut
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 86 XP
globe Phoenix, Arizona
09/05/2021

pretty

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
No_thumbs avatar
@No_thumbs
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 115 XP
globe South Kingstown, Rhode Island
08/23/2021

very hardy, low maintenance, and fast growing

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
El1se avatar
@El1se
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 114 XP
globe Rye, England
08/12/2021

Hardy little thing, had for years :)

Survivor Survivor
Rachel avatar
@Rachel
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 114 XP
06/07/2021

Very hearty plant that is very pleasing to the eye. Survives very well in harsh conditions.

Survivor Survivor
Cactusmomma avatar
@Cactusmomma
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 748 XP
globe Zurich, Ontario
05/24/2021

My favourite type of cactus. Very hardy and easy to care for if you’re experienced with other succs and cacti

Lunarlea avatar
@Lunarlea
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,684 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
04/07/2021

The fairy castle cactus is just so magical and love bright direct sunlight!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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