Plant Care Hairbrush


5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Hairbrush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hairbrush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Indian comb


Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum

How to care for Hairbrush


How often to water your Hairbrush

Water needs for Hairbrush
0.5 cups
every 12

Hairbrush 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 Hairbrush

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Hairbrush in your home

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

Hairbrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hairbrush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Hairbrush in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Hairbrush

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Hairbrush



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Hairbrush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Hairbrush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Tristuh avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 35 XP
globe West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

I’ve only had it a month and it has grown!

Fast grower Fast grower

Trending in your area

Similar to Hairbrush

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in