Lady Finger Cactus
4.6 out of 5 (42 experiences)
Also known as
Ladyfinger Cactus, Cristata, brain cactus and globe cactus/gold lace cactus
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
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.
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.
Make sure you have your cactus away from cats especially bc mine used to try to smack it all the time. 💀💀
i’m trying to save it now but it lasted a while without care and is low maintenance
she just stays and chills 😎
very easy to take care of
She’s beautiful duh 🥺
Really hard to kill
How to care for Lady Finger Cactus
Lady Finger Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.