How to care for Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 21st, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
January 21st, 2022
Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 30.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
January 22nd, 2022
This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 9.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of daylig…
Thelocactus macdowellii 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 Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
Thelocactus macdowellii does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Thelocactus macdowellii after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
January 19th, 2022
The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to r…