Plant Care octopus cactus

octopus cactus

Also known as

octopus cactus and cina

Taxonomy

Stenocereus alamosensis
Stenocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for octopus cactus

Water

How often to water your octopus cactus

Water needs for octopus cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

octopus 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 octopus cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant octopus cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

octopus cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

octopus cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize octopus cactus

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for octopus cactus

octopus cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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