Plant Care Bristle Brush

Bristle Brush

Also known as

flower crown cactus

Taxonomy

Mammillaria pilcayensis
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Bristle Brush

Water

How often to water your Bristle Brush

Water needs for Bristle Brush
0.5 cups
every 9

Bristle Brush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Nutrients

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.

Care Summary for Bristle Brush

Bristle Brush

Bristle Brush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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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