Plant Care Cactus

Cactus

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Taxonomy

Notocactus submammulosus
Notocactus

How to care for Cactus

Water

How often to water your Cactus

Water needs for Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

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 Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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 Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Cactus in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

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 Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 31.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cactus

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

When to repot Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very 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 r…

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Care Summary for Cactus

Cactus

Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Liz.white.121 avatar
@Liz.white.121
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 208 XP
globe Sandown, England
07/30/2021

This guy was left on a windowsill in my uni room for FIVE MONTHS while I was locked down at home and couldn’t get to him. But he somehow survived (even the succulents died). Very impressive 🌵

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