Plant Care Fishhook Cactus

Fishhook Cactus


Sclerocactus parviflorus

How to care for Fishhook Cactus


How often to water your Fishhook Cactus

Water needs for Fishhook Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Fishhook Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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 Fishhook Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Fishhook Cactus in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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Growing Fishhook Cactus in Columbia right now

Light needs for plant Fishhook Cactus in Columbia, South Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Fishhook Cactus in Columbia, South Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.3% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Columbia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to decrease by 23.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Fishhook Cactus in Columbia, South Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Columbia is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Fishhook Cactus in your home

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

Fishhook Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

Fishhook Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Fishhook Cactus

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

When to repot Fishhook Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Fishhook Cactus in Columbia, South Carolina

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 3rd, 2021

The growing potential in Columbia is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Fishhook Cactus

Fishhook Cactus

Fishhook Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Columbia, South Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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