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twin spined cactus

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twin spined cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
twin spined cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Taxonomy

Mammillaria geminispina
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for twin spined cactus

Water

How often to water your twin spined cactus

Water needs for twin spined cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

twin spined 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 twin spined cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for twin spined cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant twin spined cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

twin spined cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

twin spined cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of twin spined cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize twin spined cactus

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Soil

Care Summary for twin spined cactus

twin spined cactus

twin spined 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

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twin spined cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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