Plant Care Candelabra Cactus

Candelabra Cactus

Also known as

Brachycereus thouarsii, Cereus galapagensis, Cereus sclerocarpus, Jasminocereus galapagensis, Jasminocereus howellii, Jasminocereus sclerocarpus, Jasminocereus thouarsii chathamensis and Jasminocereus thouarsii thouarsii


Jasminocereus thouarsii

How to care for Candelabra Cactus

💦 Water

How often to water your Candelabra Cactus

Water needs for Candelabra Cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Candelabra Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Candelabra Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Candelabra Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Candelabra Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Candelabra Cactus

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

Care Summary for Candelabra Cactus

Candelabra Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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