Plant Care Silken Pincushion Cactus

Silken Pincushion Cactus

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How to care for Silken Pincushion Cactus


How often to water your Silken Pincushion Cactus

Water needs for Silken Pincushion Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Silken Pincushion Cactus 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 Silken Pincushion Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Silken Pincushion Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Silken Pincushion Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Silken Pincushion Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Silken Pincushion Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Silken Pincushion Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Silken Pincushion 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 Silken Pincushion Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Silken Pincushion Cactus

Silken Pincushion Cactus

Silken Pincushion Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Silken Pincushion Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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I found Grogu in a random box on a back shelf in the garden center at Home Depot. He was unlabeled so the cashier gave him to me for free. I was interested in what type of cacti he was because of his red spines. After a few weeks he seemed pretty dry and looked as though he was shrinking/leaning so, because we live in a hot and dry climate, I watered him generously. He plumped up but still looked like he was leaning and I noticed his spines were falling off and some water droplets leaking from where there was a spine. I backed off on the watering and just gave him enough to keep him looking green and hydrated. He is a tough little cactus. I am hoping he blooms later!

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