Plant Care Hooked Cactus

Hooked Cactus

4.8 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Hooked Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hooked Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily


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How to care for Hooked Cactus


How often to water your Hooked Cactus

Water needs for Hooked Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Hooked 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 Hooked Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Hooked Cactus in your home

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

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

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

Hooked Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Hooked Cactus

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Hooked Cactus

Hooked Cactus

Hooked 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.

What other plant parents say

Hooked Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 14
Hooked Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Hooked Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Hooked Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Hooked Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Elephantplantlover30 avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 210 XP

This cactus needs minimal maintenance. Of course, like many succulents, don’t over do it. This guy survived a tumble to the ground and soil trauma. Browned a little then came back.

Survivor Survivor avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 125 XP
globe Walsall, England

it can be a little temperamental if not watered right but other than that, it’s pretty!

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 133 XP


Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Hammyjoesmom avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 181 XP

started growing sideways? big surprise for me but 10/10, also surprise flowers around the top like a lil crown

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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