Plant Care Graham's nipple cactus

Graham's nipple cactus

About Graham's nipple cactus

Graham's nipple cactus is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Graham's nipple cactus likes soil that is well draining.

Taxonomy

Mammillaria grahamii
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Graham's nipple cactus

Water

How often to water your Graham's nipple cactus

Water needs for Graham's nipple cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Graham's nipple 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 Graham's nipple 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 Graham's nipple cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Graham's nipple cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Graham's nipple cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Graham's nipple cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Graham's nipple cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Graham's nipple cactus

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

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Care Summary for Graham's nipple cactus

Graham's nipple cactus

Graham's nipple 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.

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