Plant Care Thelocactus macdowellii

Thelocactus macdowellii

Taxonomy

Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Thelocactus macdowellii

Water

How often to water your Thelocactus macdowellii

Water needs for Thelocactus macdowellii
0.5 cups
every 12

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 Houston, Texas.

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 Thelocactus macdowellii

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Thelocactus macdowellii in Houston, Texas

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Growing Thelocactus macdowellii in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Thelocactus macdowellii in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Thelocactus macdowellii in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 20.8% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 20.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Thelocactus macdowellii in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 25th, 2023

This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 5.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Thelocactus macdowellii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Thelocactus macdowellii: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 Houston, Texas ⛅.

Thelocactus macdowellii does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Thelocactus macdowellii

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

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Care Summary for Thelocactus macdowellii

Thelocactus macdowellii

Thelocactus macdowellii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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