Fairy Castle Cactus

$15

Fairy Castle Cactus, aka Acanthocereus Tetragonus, is native to the North, South and Central Americas. This miniature columnar cactus can grow hundreds of green branches, which clump together as it grows, forming the turrets of a "fairy castle." Each stem has five sides with short white spines growing along the ribs. It grows well indoors and is perfect for beginners.

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good place in your home would be anywhere in a room that has a regular size window between the window and the middle of the room. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months.
Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in an enclosed terrarium.
As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry. They propagate quite easily from cuttings, simply sever a branch and allow it to dry out and harden before planting. Then, replant the cutting in moist, well-drained soil.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.

They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months!

Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in an enclosed terrarium.

As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry. They propagate quite easily from cuttings, simply sever a branch and allow it to dry out and harden before planting. Then, replant the cutting in moist, well-drained soil.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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