Plant Care Crested Cone Cactus

Crested Cone Cactus

Taxonomy

Cephalocereus polylophus f. cristata
Cephalocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Crested Cone Cactus

💦 Water

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Crested Cone Cactus thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Crested Cone Cactus Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Crested Cone Cactus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Crested Cone Cactus Light Requirements →

Crested Cone Cactus Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Crested Cone Cactus prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Crested Cone Cactus Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Crested Cone Cactus is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Crested Cone Cactus →


💩 Fertilizer

Crested Cone Cactus grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Crested Cone Cactus is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.


🌸 Flowers

Crested Cone Cactus produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Crested Cone Cactus Flowers →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Crested Cone Cactus

Crested Cone Cactus

Crested Cone 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.

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