Plant Care Melocactus azureus

Melocactus azureus

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Melocactus azureus

How to care for Melocactus azureus


How often to water your Melocactus azureus

Water needs for Melocactus azureus
0.5 cups
every 12

Melocactus azureus 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 Melocactus azureus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Melocactus azureus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Melocactus azureus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Melocactus azureus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Melocactus azureus

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

Care Summary for Melocactus azureus

Melocactus azureus

Melocactus azureus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft 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

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Very pretty but I’ve stabbed myself quite a few times. Easy to care for though!

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