Plant Care Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

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Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Arizona Rainbow Cactus, Arizona Rainbow Cactus and Rainbow Cactus

Taxonomy

Echinocereus rigidissimus
Echinocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

Water

How often to water your Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

Water needs for Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Rainbow Hedgehog 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 Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

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Finding light for Arizona Rainbow Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

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

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Care Summary for Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

Rainbow Hedgehog 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

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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@Stringplayer
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 7,704 XP
globe Placerville, CA
08/06/2021

I’ve seen this plant grown outdoors in our Mediterranean climate, but I keep mine indoors. My substrate is 90-95% pumice. Seems happy, so I’m happy too. Thanks

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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