Plant Care Indian Comb

Indian Comb

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

Also known as

Hairbrush, Hairbrush and Indian comb


Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum

How to care for Indian Comb


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 🏡.


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Indian Comb

Indian Comb

Indian Comb

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

Indian Comb has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Indian Comb has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe West Mifflin, PA

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

Fast grower Fast grower

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