Plant Care Fernleaf Cactus

Fernleaf Cactus

Also known as

Golden Heart Epiphyllum


Selenicereus chrysocardium

How to care for Fernleaf Cactus


How often to water your Fernleaf Cactus

Water needs for Fernleaf Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Fernleaf 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 Fernleaf 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.

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Finding light for Fernleaf Cactus in your home

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

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

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

Fernleaf Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Fernleaf Cactus

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

Care Summary for Fernleaf Cactus

Fernleaf Cactus

Fernleaf Cactus

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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