Plant Care Pilosocereus Azureus
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Pilosocereus Azureus

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Pilosocereus Azureus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Pilosocereus Azureus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Blue Torch Cactus, Blue Torch Cactus and Blue Columnar Cactus

Taxonomy

Pilosocereus azureus
Pilosocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Pilosocereus Azureus

Water

How often to water your Pilosocereus Azureus

Water needs for Pilosocereus Azureus
0.5 cups
every 12

Pilosocereus Azureus 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 Pilosocereus Azureus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Blue Torch Cactus in your home

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

Pilosocereus Azureus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pilosocereus Azureus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pilosocereus Azureus

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

Care Summary for Pilosocereus Azureus

Pilosocereus Azureus

Pilosocereus Azureus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Pilosocereus Azureus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Pilosocereus Azureus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Emmalynmeyer avatar
@Emmalynmeyer
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 71 XP
globe Tempe, Arizona
07/25/2021

A little sensitive to company. I had three of these in a pot with two other cacti and only one of them survived 5 months. Also, their roots stay pretty small, so it is a little hard to keep them upright in any pot. Nevertheless, a joy to have around. Love my Mia (RIP Rachel and Renee)

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