Plant Care Melocactus conoideus

Melocactus conoideus


Melocactus conoideus

How to care for Melocactus conoideus


How often to water your Melocactus conoideus

Water needs for Melocactus conoideus
0.5 cups
every 12

Melocactus conoideus 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 conoideus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Melocactus conoideus in your home

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

Melocactus conoideus 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 conoideus

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

Care Summary for Melocactus conoideus

Melocactus conoideus

Melocactus conoideus

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.

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