Plant Care Silver Cluster Cactus
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Silver Cluster Cactus

4.7 out of 5 (29 experiences)

Silver Cluster Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Silver Cluster Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Little Candles and Strawberry Cactus

Taxonomy

Mammillaria prolifera
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Silver Cluster Cactus

Water

How often to water your Silver Cluster Cactus

Water needs for Silver Cluster Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Silver Cluster 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 Silver Cluster Cactus

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 Silver Cluster Cactus in your home

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

Silver Cluster Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Silver Cluster Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Silver Cluster Cactus

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Silver Cluster Cactus

Silver Cluster Cactus

Silver Cluster 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

Silver Cluster Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Silver Cluster Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Silver Cluster Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Silver Cluster Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Silver Cluster Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Deborah avatar
@Deborah
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 233 XP
10/11/2021

This has several off-shoots and has been easy to grow so far.

Fast grower Fast grower
Tessasplants avatar
@Tessasplants
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/08/2021

Great for little pots in your room or bathroom

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Itsmel avatar
@Itsmel
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 204 XP
08/09/2021

It’s really easy to propagate and it’s flowers are really cute!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Lilykowal2 avatar
@Lilykowal2
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 65 XP
globe Mullica Hill, New Jersey
08/01/2021

It’s so cute and east to maintain.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Freshlycutweeds avatar
@Freshlycutweeds
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 214 XP
globe Aurora, Indiana
07/21/2021

very sharp but easy to take care of

Survivor Survivor
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,671 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
07/14/2021

Easy to care for, not very stabby so a good beginner cactus.

Survivor Survivor
Silvia avatar
@Silvia
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 3,724 XP
globe Albuquerque, New Mexico
07/01/2021

Love the way this cactus looks, although not a fast grower but still fun to have.

Survivor Survivor
Nut avatar
@Nut
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 49 XP
06/23/2021

they are so perfect, i love my cactus fred 🌵💗

Survivor Survivor
Laurenllama001 avatar
@Laurenllama001
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 45 XP
05/10/2021

I like how cute it looks whilst growing; it’s a slow grower and the soil gets dry fast but after a small water it’s back to normal! Really lovely plant! :)

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Kennedy avatar
@Kennedy
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 911 XP
03/23/2021

I took this plant from my sister who doesn’t take care of it I need to repot it soon but it grew like crazy when I gave it sun and water and it’s been a good plant since

Aylha avatar
@Aylha
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 1,386 XP
02/24/2021

So great and easy to take care of but branches fall of easily, just be gentle

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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