Plant Care Totem Pole Cactus

Totem Pole Cactus


Pachycereus schottii monstrosus

How to care for Totem Pole Cactus


How often to water your Totem Pole Cactus

Water needs for Totem Pole Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Totem 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 Totem Pole Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Totem Pole Cactus in your home

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

Totem 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.

Totem Pole Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Totem Pole Cactus

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Totem Pole Cactus

Totem Pole Cactus

Totem Pole Cactus

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.

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