Plant Care Star Cactus
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Star Cactus

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Haworthia retusa
Haworthia
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Star Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Star Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Star Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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@Sofiaavello
Pembroke Pines, FL
Rating of the plant Star Cactus named Lola by Sofiaavello on Greg, the plant care app
02/20/2021

was bought from a big box store and had all of its roots tangled in a mesh that made it impossible to grow. It was bought several years ago though and shes still surviving.

How to care for Star Cactus

Water

How often to water your Star Cactus

Water needs for Star Cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Star Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Star Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Star Cactus in your home

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

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

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

Star Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Star Cactus

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

Care Summary for Star Cactus

Star Cactus

Star Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

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