Plant Care cactus
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cactus

4.8 out of 5 (75 experiences)

cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Kroenleinia grusonii
Kroenleinia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

What other plant parents say

cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 62
cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
cactus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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@Kailey
Westminster, CO
Rating of the plant cactus named Fredrick the second by Kailey on Greg, the plant care app
05/28/2021

You should set your cactus outside everyday for 1-3 hours for maximum growth and care but if you forget nothing bad happen to your cactus either they are great if you aren’t really good with plants b…

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@Hattie.patt…
St Albans, England
Rating of the plant cactus named Walt by Hattie.patten on Greg, the plant care app
06/04/2021

Doesn’t grow very fast so isn’t greatly rewarding and it’s very hard to make it get a flower. However if you’re looking for a first plant a cactus is great choice as they are pretty much indestructib…

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@Chloe
Palm Harbor, FL
Rating of the plant cactus named Bob by Chloe on Greg, the plant care app
06/06/2021

Cactuses don’t need water everyday! Perfect for people who don’t have a lot of plants. Love how they look in my room. Definitely something I need more of!

Boiledcelery avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant cactus named Derek by Boiledcelery on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

cacti are so simple and super cute to own!! i love mine and he’s the best :) if you’re even considering, definitely get one!

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@Hailey
Calgary, AB
Rating of the plant cactus named Kendall by Hailey on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

I love how my rabbit or cat won’t dare try to eat this one, I know he’s surviving for a long time :)

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@Monkey_moo9…
Horsham, England
Rating of the plant cactus named Nelson by Monkey_moo9692 on Greg, the plant care app
04/25/2021

this plant thrives with neglect. definitely a great plant for those with an awful memory !

Emibouts avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant cactus named Hades by Emibouts on Greg, the plant care app
05/29/2021

Very cute and easy to care for! Can virtually go anywhere and easily matches any decor

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@Lilieader
Ashburn, VA
Rating of the plant cactus named Cactus Jack by Lilieader on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

there is no way i should be watering a cactus every 5 days🤨 but anyways i love him sm

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@Elizabeth
Paragould, AR
Rating of the plant cactus named oswald erique gunter chrysopalissos by Elizabeth on Greg, the plant care app
06/03/2021

my cat halfway ate it and she still growing(she’s a outside plant now)

Latimeria65 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant cactus named Lucy by Latimeria65 on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

If you see flower on it, then its at 100% fake just take it off :)

How to care for cactus

Water

How often to water your cactus

Water needs for cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 cactus in your home

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

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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize cactus

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

Care Summary for cactus

cactus

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Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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