Plant Care Old Lady Cactus

Old Lady Cactus

Taxonomy

Old Lady Cactus
Old

How to care for Old Lady Cactus

Water

How often to water your Old Lady Cactus

Water needs for Old Lady Cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Old Lady 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Old Lady 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 Old Lady Cactus in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Growing Old Lady Cactus in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Old Lady Cactus in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Old Lady Cactus in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 37.4% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Minneapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to decrease by 37.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.5 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Old Lady Cactus in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

November 28th, 2021

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of …

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Finding light for Old Lady Cactus in your home

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

Old Lady 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Old Lady Cactus

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

When to repot Old Lady Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Old Lady Cactus in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

November 25th, 2021

The growing potential in Minneapolis 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…

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Care Summary for Old Lady Cactus

Old Lady Cactus

Old Lady Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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