Plant Care Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'
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Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'

Taxonomy

Mammillaria elongata 'Copper King'
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'

Water

How often to water your Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'

Water needs for Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'
0.5 cups
every 12

Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King' 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 Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King' 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 'Copper King' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King' in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King': 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 Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'

Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'

Lady Finger Cactus 'Copper King'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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