Warm Hand Cactus
Also known as
Nopalea cochenillifera variegata
How to care for Warm Hand Cactus
Warm Hand Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Columbia, South Carolina.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 5th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
November 30th, 2021
Columbia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to decrease by 23.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
December 5th, 2021
This month, Columbia is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of dayl…
Warm Hand Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.
Warm Hand Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Warm Hand Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
December 3rd, 2021
The growing potential in Columbia is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repo…