Plant Care Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus

Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus

Taxonomy

Opuntia parryi serpentina cristata
Opuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus

Water

How often to water your Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus

Water needs for Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Snaked Cholla Crested 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 Tallahassee, Florida.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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 Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

56% Medium

Growing Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently 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 Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.9% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Tallahassee is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to decrease by 17.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2021

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of …

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Finding light for Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tallahassee, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus

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

When to repot Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus in Tallahassee, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Tallahassee is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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Care Summary for Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus

Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus

Snaked Cholla Crested Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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