Plant Care Argentina Cactus

Argentina Cactus


Oputia argentina

How to care for Argentina Cactus


How often to water your Argentina Cactus

Water needs for Argentina Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Argentina 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 Argentina Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Argentina Cactus in your home

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

Argentina 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 Argentina Cactus in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Argentina Cactus

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

Care Summary for Argentina Cactus

Argentina Cactus

Argentina Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft 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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