Plant Care Ferocactus macrodiscus

Ferocactus macrodiscus

Taxonomy

Ferocactus macrodiscus
Ferocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Ferocactus macrodiscus

Water

How often to water your Ferocactus macrodiscus

Water needs for Ferocactus macrodiscus
0.5 cups
every 9

Ferocactus macrodiscus 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 macrodiscus

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 macrodiscus in your home

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

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

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

Ferocactus macrodiscus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ferocactus macrodiscus

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

Care Summary for Ferocactus macrodiscus

Ferocactus macrodiscus

Ferocactus macrodiscus


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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