Plant Care Brain Cactus

Brain Cactus

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Brain Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Brain Cactus, Wave Cactus and Echinofossulocactus Zacatecasensis


Stenocactus multicostatus

How to care for Brain Cactus


How often to water your Brain Cactus

Water needs for Brain Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Brain Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Brain Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Brain Cactus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Finding light for Brain Cactus in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Brain Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Brain Cactus

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

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Care Summary for Brain Cactus

Brain Cactus

Brain Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Brain Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Hannah avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Auckland

You can’t kill these things! I rescued this from my little brothers room because it didn’t get looked after but still it survived! Definitely my smallest cacti though doesn’t grow much

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