Lady Finger Cactus
4.7 out of 5 (56 experiences)
Also known as
Ladyfinger Cactus, Cristata, brain cactus, globe cactus/gold lace cactus and 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
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.
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. 💀💀
i’m trying to save it now but it lasted a while without care and is low maintenance
Easy to stab yourself but worth it for how cute it is
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 located in Arcadia, CA.
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July 27th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Arcadia is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Arcadia, CA ☀️.
This is a great time to watch your Lady Finger Cactus thrive 🌿!
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.