Plant Care Twisted Cactus

Twisted Cactus

5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Twisted Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Twisted Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Spiral Cactus, Spiral Cactus and Cereus Foresii Spiralis


Cereus forbesii 'Spiralis'

How to care for Twisted Cactus


How often to water your Twisted Cactus

Water needs for Twisted Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Twisted Cactus 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 Twisted Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Spiral Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Twisted Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Twisted Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Twisted Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Twisted Cactus

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

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Care Summary for Twisted Cactus

Twisted Cactus

Twisted Cactus

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.

What other plant parents say

Twisted Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Twisted Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Samijohanson avatar
leaf-1 92 Plants
xp 2,533 XP
globe McCall, ID

Beautiful spiral cactus, expensive but worth it

Survivor Survivor
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 124 Plants
xp 103,973 XP
globe Austin, TX

Love this twisty boi

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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