Plant Care Tephrocactus Articulatus

Tephrocactus Articulatus

Also known as

Pine Cone Cactus, Pine Cone Cactus, Paper Spine Cactus and Tephrocactus articulatis


Tephrocactus articulatus

How to care for Tephrocactus Articulatus


How often to water your Tephrocactus Articulatus

Water needs for Tephrocactus Articulatus
0.5 cups
every 12

Tephrocactus Articulatus 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.

Calculate water needs of Tephrocactus Articulatus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Pine Cone Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tephrocactus Articulatus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tephrocactus Articulatus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tephrocactus Articulatus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Tephrocactus Articulatus

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Tephrocactus Articulatus

Tephrocactus Articulatus

Tephrocactus Articulatus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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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