Lady Finger Cactus
4.6 out of 5 (73 experiences)
Also known as
Ladyfinger Cactus, Cristata, brain cactus, globe cactus/gold lace cactus, Gold Lace Cactus and Cactaceae
What other plant parents say
you need to water it every 8 days, and if you forget to water it it will not die, so it’s a great plant for people with a busy life. Also, pets aren’t very eating it since it’s a spiky cactus
This is a special one, my husband gifted it to me on our second date (4 odd years ago). And it’s still going!! Its got two little babies and of course being a cactus is undemanding.
Pretty cool plant. I think it looks great and it doesn’t die quickly. Really spikey tho. Like really spikey. These needles latch on so easily but not super difficult to remove.
For a cacti this thing grows very well and has been alive for probably four years now and still thriving. It’s Probably tripled in size since I brought it
I love this plant because it’s hardy and easy to maintain. It’s not the prettiest plant I’ve seen so I rated it 4/5, but I still love it!
This cactus even sat outside its pot accidentally for over a week before it was realized. This guy takes a lickin and keeps on tickin.
low maintenance and incredibly cute. mine is tiny but definitely a fighter, had him for about a year and he’s doing great. :)
I really don’t do much with my Lady Finger cactus. Water occasionally and sit by a window seems to make it happy.
Make sure you have your cactus away from cats especially bc mine used to try to smack it all the time. 💀💀
Very easy to grow. Requires very little attention. Just needs a sunny window and a little water.
How to care for Lady Finger Cactus
Lady Finger Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Lady Finger Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Lady Finger Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Lady Finger Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.