Plant Care Bristle Brush

Bristle Brush

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Bristle Brush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Bristle Brush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

flower crown cactus


Mammillaria pilcayensis

How to care for Bristle Brush


How often to water your Bristle Brush

Water needs for Bristle Brush
0.5 cups
every 12

Bristle Brush 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 Bristle Brush

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Bristle Brush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bristle Brush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bristle Brush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bristle Brush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bristle Brush in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bristle Brush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bristle Brush: 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 Bristle Brush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Bristle Brush

Bristle Brush

Bristle Brush

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

Bristle Brush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Bristle Brush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Bristle Brush has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Nkele_di avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 170 XP
globe Pretoria, Gauteng

Conversation starter, easy to care for

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Justfloyd30 avatar
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 568 XP

Fast Growing. No need to water every week. Every 10-15 days is enough.

Fast grower Fast grower

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