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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
February 6th, 2023
Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 44.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energ…
February 4th, 2023
This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 12.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours o…
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
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.