Plant Care Abrojo

Abrojo

Also known as

Chile de Perro and Tetencholete

Taxonomy

Opuntia pubescens
Opuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Abrojo

Water

How often to water your Abrojo

Water needs for Abrojo
0.5 cups
every 12

Abrojo 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Abrojo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Abrojo: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Abrojo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Abrojo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Abrojo

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

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Care Summary for Abrojo

Abrojo


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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