5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)
Also known as
Lifesaver Cactus, Lifesaver Cactus, Little Owl Eyes and Carrion Flower
How to care for Owl Eyes
Owl Eyes needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Owl Eyes 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.
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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 Owl Eyes after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I love my lifesaver cactus! It’s relatively low maintenance and survives missed waterings. Just a warning, the little segments do come off pretty easily, so be careful when handling. You can propagate anything that comes off though!
It blooms in the summer and maybe spring (I haven’t had it during spring yet so we’ll see) and the little flowers are so cool!!!