Plant Care Indian Comb
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Indian Comb

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Indian Comb has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Indian Comb has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Hairbrush, Hairbrush and Indian comb

Taxonomy

Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum
Pachycereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Indian Comb

Water

How often to water your Indian Comb

Water needs for Indian Comb
0.5 cups
every 12

Indian Comb 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 Indian Comb

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Hairbrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Indian Comb: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Indian Comb love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Indian Comb does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Indian Comb

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Indian Comb

Indian Comb

Indian Comb


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

Indian Comb has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Indian Comb has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Tristuh avatar
@Tristuh
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 35 XP
globe West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
04/21/2021

I’ve only had it a month and it has grown!

Fast grower Fast grower

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