Plant Care Star Cactus

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


Haworthia retusa

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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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Pembroke Pines, FL
Rating of the plant Star Cactus named Lola by Sofiaavello on Greg, the plant care app

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


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

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 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 🏡.


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:


0.5 cups every 9 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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