Plant Care Spiral Cactus

Spiral Cactus

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Spiral Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Spiral Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Twisted Cactus


Cereus forbesii spiralis

How to care for Spiral Cactus


How often to water your Spiral Cactus

Water needs for Spiral Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Spiral 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 Spiral Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Spiral Cactus in your home

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

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

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

Spiral Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Spiral Cactus

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Spiral Cactus

Spiral Cactus

Spiral 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.

What other plant parents say

Spiral Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Spiral Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Spiral Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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