Plant Care Dinosaur Back Plant

Dinosaur Back Plant

Also known as

Crested Blue Candle


Myrtillocactus geometrizans forma cristata

How to care for Dinosaur Back Plant


How often to water your Dinosaur Back Plant

Water needs for Dinosaur Back Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Dinosaur Back Plant 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 Dinosaur Back Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Dinosaur Back Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dinosaur Back Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dinosaur Back Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dinosaur Back Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dinosaur Back Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dinosaur Back Plant

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

Care Summary for Dinosaur Back Plant

Dinosaur Back Plant

Dinosaur Back Plant

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.

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