Plant Care Mexican Giant Cactus
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Mexican Giant Cactus

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Mexican Giant Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Mexican Giant Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Mexican Giant Cardon and Elephant Cactus

Taxonomy

Pachycereus pringlei
Pachycereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mexican Giant Cactus

Water

How often to water your Mexican Giant Cactus

Water needs for Mexican Giant Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Mexican Giant 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 Mexican Giant Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Mexican Giant Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mexican Giant Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mexican Giant Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mexican Giant Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mexican Giant Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mexican Giant Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mexican Giant 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 Mexican Giant Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Mexican Giant Cactus

Mexican Giant Cactus

Mexican Giant 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.

What other plant parents say

Mexican Giant Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Mexican Giant Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Mexican Giant Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Millie.aw avatar
@Millie.aw
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 125 XP
globe Walsall, England
06/05/2021

makes lots of little baby cacti very quickly so make sure you have room!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Millie.aw avatar
@Millie.aw
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 125 XP
globe Walsall, England
06/05/2021

it makes lots of little baby cacti very quickly so make sure you have the room for more!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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