Plant Care Lace Cactus

Lace Cactus

4.6 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Lace Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Lace Hedgehog Cactus, Lace Hedgehog Cactus and Purple Candle


Echinocereus reichenbachii

How to care for Lace Cactus


How often to water your Lace Cactus

Water needs for Lace Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Lace 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 Lace Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Lace Hedgehog Cactus in your home

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

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

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

Lace Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Lace Cactus

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

Difficulty Level

Lace Cactus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Lace Cactus

Lace Cactus

Lace 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

Lace Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Lace Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Lace Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@Reillyfernandes avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 1,361 XP
globe Cambridge, Ontario

PRICKILY. But so cute, literally love my cactus

@hannahturtle avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 220 XP

So sweet and cute and easy to take care of! You only have to water once or twice a week!

@JimbyJoop avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 340 XP

i mean it’s a decent cactus

Survivor Survivor
@thegingersgarden avatar
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 291 XP
globe Atlanta, GA

So little, so cute! I forget I have a cactus and water it hardly ever!

Survivor Survivor

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