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 Pittsburgh, PA.

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 Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

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Growing Breast Cactus in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Breast Cactus in Pittsburgh, PA

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

June 13th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Breast Cactus in Pittsburgh, PA

Sunlight intensity will increase by 8.6% ☀️

June 13th, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 8.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.8 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Breast Cactus in Pittsburgh, PA

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

June 13th, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 11.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.9 total hours of …

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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 Pittsburgh, PA ☀️.

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 Pittsburgh, PA

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

June 13th, 2021

The growing potential in Pittsburgh 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 an…

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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 Pittsburgh, PA, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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