Plant Care Organ Pipe Cactus

Organ Pipe Cactus


Stenocereus griseus

How to care for Organ Pipe Cactus


How often to water your Organ Pipe Cactus

Water needs for Organ Pipe Cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Organ Pipe 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 Organ Pipe Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Organ Pipe Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Organ Pipe Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Organ Pipe 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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How to fertilize Organ Pipe Cactus

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

Care Summary for Organ Pipe Cactus

Organ Pipe Cactus

Organ Pipe Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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