Plant Care Greenflower nipple cactus

Greenflower nipple cactus


Cochemiea barbata

How to care for Greenflower nipple cactus


How often to water your Greenflower nipple cactus

Water needs for Greenflower nipple cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Greenflower nipple 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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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Greenflower nipple cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Greenflower nipple cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Greenflower nipple cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Greenflower nipple cactus

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

Care Summary for Greenflower nipple cactus

Greenflower nipple cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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