Plant Care Crested Cone Cactus

Crested Cone Cactus


Cephalocereus polylophus f. cristata

How to care for Crested Cone Cactus


How often to water your Crested Cone Cactus

Water needs for Crested Cone Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Crested Cone 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 Crested Cone Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Crested Cone Cactus in your home

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

Crested Cone Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Crested Cone Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Crested Cone Cactus

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

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Care Summary for Crested Cone Cactus

Crested Cone Cactus

Crested Cone Cactus

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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