Plant Care Hedge Cactus
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Hedge Cactus

4.6 out of 5 (45 experiences)

Hedge Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hedge Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Andes Organ Pips Cactus and Queen of the Night

Taxonomy

Cereus hildmannianus
Cereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Hedge Cactus

Water

How often to water your Hedge Cactus

Water needs for Hedge Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Hedge 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 Hedge 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 Hedge Cactus in your home

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

Hedge Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hedge Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hedge Cactus

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Fertilizer

Care Summary for Hedge Cactus

Hedge Cactus

Hedge 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

Hedge Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 31
Hedge Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Hedge Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Hedge Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Hedge Cactus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Mila avatar
@Mila
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 51 XP
globe Marco Island, Florida
08/12/2021

Easy to take care of and cute :)

Survivor Survivor
Brylee avatar
@Brylee
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 40 XP
globe Calgary, Alberta
08/02/2021

I love my plant because one day I forgot about it and then I didn’t water it for like a couple days and it was still alive and fine so that’s why I like cactuses

Survivor Survivor
Suedegalaxy avatar
@Suedegalaxy
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 62 XP
globe Scottsdale, Arizona
07/30/2021

it’s really easy to take care of and gets new growth quickly with just a bit of tlc!

Survivor Survivor
Michael avatar
@Michael
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 57 XP
globe Kyiv, Kyiv city
07/26/2021

Роить

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Plantlady310 avatar
@Plantlady310
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 248 XP
06/01/2021

This plan is so low maintenance! I water it maybe once a month if not less.

Survivor Survivor
Graci avatar
@Graci
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 138 XP
05/16/2021

This plant is hard to kill and even though it looks bad it’s only because my cat ate part of it 😅😅

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Madison avatar
@Madison
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 329 XP
globe Andover, Connecticut
05/11/2021

Doesn't look it, but hard to repot cause he's prickly

Survivor Survivor
Felicity avatar
@Felicity
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 58 XP
globe Sandy Valley, Nevada
05/05/2021

Low maintenance- definitely great if you are a busy person

Survivor Survivor
14ashbean avatar
@14ashbean
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 258 XP
05/03/2021

Try not to overwater, if the pot is overflowing then it's too much. Try to water as little as possible

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Laursinger avatar
@Laursinger
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 306 XP
globe Burlington, Vermont
04/24/2021

I like mine, but it hasn’t really shown much growth or anything interesting. It looks cool though and the spines aren’t super sharp (still be careful)!

Survivor Survivor
Maceanna avatar
@Maceanna
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 74 XP
04/12/2021

Just be careful when re potting ❤️

Survivor Survivor
Dana avatar
@Dana
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 181 XP
04/10/2021

This little guy seems to thrive on neglect
It’s been very easy to care for & it makes me happy. Even though it has needles, they are not prickly.

Survivor Survivor
Popsicle49 avatar
@Popsicle49
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,102 XP
globe St. Pete Beach, Florida
03/11/2021

Christophe is a rescue plant. I found the bottom part on top of someone’s trash. He quickly adjusted and thrived, growing like a weed haha. He is beautiful and brings me much joy.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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