Plant Care Breast Cactus

Breast Cactus

Taxonomy

Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku'
Myrtillocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Breast Cactus

Water

How often to water your Breast Cactus

Water needs for Breast Cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Breast Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, IL.

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 Breast Cactus

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.

Plant care guide for Breast Cactus in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

89% High

Growing Breast Cactus in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Breast Cactus in Chicago, IL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 13th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Breast Cactus in Chicago, IL

Sunlight intensity will increase by 9.4% ☀️

June 13th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 9.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Breast Cactus in Chicago, IL

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

June 13th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 11.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.0 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Breast Cactus in your home

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

Breast Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Chicago, IL ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Breast Cactus thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Breast Cactus

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

When to repot Breast Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Breast Cactus in Chicago, IL

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 13th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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Care Summary for Breast Cactus

Breast Cactus

Breast Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, IL, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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