Plant Care Emerald Idol Opuntia

Emerald Idol Opuntia

About Emerald Idol Opuntia

Emerald Idol Opuntia is a super 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.

Emerald Idol Opuntia likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Opuntia cylindrica f. cristata 'Emerald Idol'

How to care for Emerald Idol Opuntia


How often to water your Emerald Idol Opuntia

Water needs for Emerald Idol Opuntia
0.5 cups
every 12

Emerald Idol Opuntia 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 Emerald Idol Opuntia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Emerald Idol Opuntia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Emerald Idol Opuntia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Emerald Idol Opuntia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Emerald Idol Opuntia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Emerald Idol Opuntia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Emerald Idol Opuntia

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

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Care Summary for Emerald Idol Opuntia

Emerald Idol Opuntia

Emerald Idol Opuntia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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