Plant Care column cactus

column cactus


Weberbauerocereus winterianus

How to care for column cactus

💦 Water

How often to water your column cactus

Water needs for column cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

column 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 column cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for column cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant column cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

column cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize column cactus

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

Care Summary for column cactus

column cactus

column cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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