Plant Care Crested Cotton Pole Cactus
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Crested Cotton Pole Cactus

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Crested Cotton Pole Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly
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Taxonomy

Opuntia vestita cristata
Opuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Crested Cotton Pole Cactus

Water

How often to water your Crested Cotton Pole Cactus

Water needs for Crested Cotton Pole Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Crested Cotton Pole 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 Crested Cotton Pole Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Crested Cotton Pole Cactus in your home

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

Crested Cotton Pole Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Crested Cotton Pole Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Crested Cotton Pole Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Crested Cotton Pole Cactus

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Crested Cotton Pole Cactus

Crested Cotton Pole Cactus

Crested Cotton Pole Cactus


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.

What other plant parents say

Crested Cotton Pole Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Crested Cotton Pole Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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