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How to care for Star Cactus
Star Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Star Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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 Star Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
* This plant sits in a west-facing window sill. I water it about every 10 days or so.
I like this plant, it's not one of my favorites, but I like this plant. It is very easy to care for. It just sits there and doesn't bother anyone. It's very unique looking. Because of my set-up, I bottom water it. I am anticipating having to repot it soon seeing that it fills up the entire plastic pot now.
one of my first succulents and a great one for a beginner, as it’s pretty, easy to care for and grows quickly, you even can see the water inside of the leaves! Mine is named Amelia and is incredibly large now and I love her dearly, but make sure to move away from direct sunlight as once they grow bigger they brown much quicker