Plant Care Barbados Gooseberry

Barbados Gooseberry

Also known as

Leaf Cactus


Pereskia aculeata

How to care for Barbados Gooseberry


How often to water your Barbados Gooseberry

Water needs for Barbados Gooseberry
0.5 cups
every 12

Barbados Gooseberry 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 Barbados Gooseberry

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 Barbados Gooseberry in your home

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

Barbados Gooseberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Barbados Gooseberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Barbados Gooseberry

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Barbados Gooseberry

Barbados Gooseberry

Barbados Gooseberry

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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