Plant Care Dwarf Chin Cactus

Dwarf Chin Cactus

Also known as

Spider-Cactus, Chin cactus and Gymnocalycium bruchii.


Gymnocalycium baldianum

How to care for Dwarf Chin Cactus


How often to water your Dwarf Chin Cactus

Water needs for Dwarf Chin Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Dwarf Chin 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 Dwarf Chin Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Dwarf Chin Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Chin Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Chin Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dwarf Chin Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Dwarf Chin Cactus

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

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Care Summary for Dwarf Chin Cactus

Dwarf Chin Cactus

Dwarf Chin Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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