Plant Care Caribbean Tree Cactus

Caribbean Tree Cactus

Also known as

Opuntia falcata

Taxonomy

Consolea falcata
Consolea
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Caribbean Tree Cactus

💦 Water

How often to water your Caribbean Tree Cactus

Water needs for Caribbean Tree Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Caribbean Tree 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.

Calculate water needs of Caribbean Tree Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Caribbean Tree Cactus in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Caribbean Tree Cactus in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Caribbean Tree Cactus

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

Care Summary for Caribbean Tree Cactus

Caribbean Tree Cactus

Caribbean Tree Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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