Plant Care Fairy Castle Cactus

Fairy Castle Cactus

5.0 out of 5 (10 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

What other plant parents say

Fairy Castle Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Fairy Castle Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Fairy Castle Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Fairy Castle Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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@Cactusmomma
Zurich, ON
Rating of the plant Fairy Castle Cactus named Glados by Cactusmomma on Greg, the plant care app
05/24/2021

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

Rachel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Fairy Castle Cactus named Comet by Rachel on Greg, the plant care app
06/07/2021

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

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@Greenwoodlc
Lakewood, CO
Rating of the plant Fairy Castle Cactus named Dracarys by Greenwoodlc on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

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

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 9

Fairy Castle Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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
9

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: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fairy Castle Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city 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.

Care Summary for Fairy Castle Cactus

Fairy Castle Cactus

Fairy Castle Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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