Plant Care Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus
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Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Mammillaria carmenae and globe cactus

Taxonomy

Mammillaria carmenae
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus

Water

How often to water your Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus

Water needs for Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Isla Carmen 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 Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus

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 Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus in your home

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

Isla Carmen 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.

Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus

Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus

Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus


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.

What other plant parents say

Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Hanahnovotny avatar
@Hanahnovotny
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 628 XP
04/22/2021

This cactus is pretty boring to look at unless it’s blooming, because I’ve had it quite a while and it doesn’t seem to be a quick grower! On the bright side, it’s near impossible to poke yourself on it!

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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