Plant Care Pink Crown Cactus
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Pink Crown Cactus

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Pink Crown Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Pink Crown Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Rose Pincushion Cactus, Rose Pincushion Cactus and Pink Crown

Taxonomy

Mammillaria zeilmanniana
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Pink Crown Cactus

Water

How often to water your Pink Crown Cactus

Water needs for Pink Crown Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Pink Crown 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 Pink Crown Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Rose Pincushion Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pink Crown Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pink Crown Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pink Crown Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pink Crown Cactus

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Pink Crown Cactus

Pink Crown Cactus

Pink Crown Cactus


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

Pink Crown Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Pink Crown Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Shaniece avatar
@Shaniece
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 36 XP
globe Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia
06/04/2021

It soaks up a lot of water but just because it soaks it up doesn’t mean it needs more. It’s very easy to take care of and during the summer pink flowers bloom. Be careful tho, the pointy parts have hooks so they can hook onto your finger. Keep out of reach from Children and pets!

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