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 Phoenix, Arizona.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 2nd, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
February 1st, 2023
Phoenix is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to increase by 29.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.2 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
February 2nd, 2023
This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayl…
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 Phoenix, Arizona ⛅.
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 31st, 2023
The growing potential in Phoenix is 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 repot…