5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)
About Cochineal Cactus
Cochineal Cactus is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to propagate with only 41 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Cochineal Cactus likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Also known as
Nopal, Nopal chamacuero, Tuna mansa, cochineal nopal cactus and tunita
How to care for Cochineal Cactus
Cochineal 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.
Cochineal Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Cochineal Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Cochineal Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.