Plant Care Ferocactus chrysacanthus

Ferocactus chrysacanthus

Taxonomy

Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Ferocactus chrysacanthus

Water

How often to water your Ferocactus chrysacanthus

Water needs for Ferocactus chrysacanthus
0.5 cups
every 9

Ferocactus chrysacanthus 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 Ferocactus chrysacanthus

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 Ferocactus chrysacanthus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ferocactus chrysacanthus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ferocactus chrysacanthus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ferocactus chrysacanthus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ferocactus chrysacanthus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ferocactus chrysacanthus

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

Care Summary for Ferocactus chrysacanthus

Ferocactus chrysacanthus

Ferocactus chrysacanthus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

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