Opuntia Subulata Eve's Needle Cactus

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Opuntia subulata Eve, also known as Eve's Needle Cactus, is a striking succulent plant characterized by its tall, slender stems and minimalistic appearance. Originating from South America, specifically Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru, this unique cactus species is a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts due to its architectural beauty and minimal care requirements. To ensure its optimal growth and health, it's essential to understand its specific care needs across various categories.

 * You will receive ONE (1) 4" plant in nursery pot, unless stated otherwise. Refer to our FAQ for more information.

Opuntia Subulata Eve's Needle Cactus Plant Care


Eve's Needle Crest Cactus prefers infrequent but deep watering. During the growing season in spring and summer, water the plant thoroughly once the top inch of soil is dry, allowing excess water to drain away completely. Reduce watering in the dormant winter months, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings to prevent root rot.


This cactus thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Place it in a location where it can receive plenty of sunlight throughout the day, such as a south or west-facing window. However, protect it from intense, direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day, as it can cause sunburn on the delicate stems.


Opuntia subulata prefers warm temperatures typical of its native habitat. Keep the plant in an environment where temperatures range between 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C) during the growing season. In winter, it can tolerate cooler temperatures down to 50°F (10°C), but it's essential to protect it from frost.

Soil Mix:

Provide well-draining soil for Eve's Needle Crest Cactus to prevent waterlogged conditions, which can lead to root rot. A mixture of cactus potting mix or sandy soil with perlite or pumice works well to ensure proper drainage and aeration for the roots.


This cactus species is adapted to arid conditions and does not require high humidity levels. In fact, it thrives in dry air typical of indoor environments. Avoid misting the plant or placing it in excessively humid conditions, as it may promote fungal diseases.


During the growing season in spring and summer, feed Opuntia subulata with a balanced cactus fertilizer diluted to half strength. Apply the fertilizer every four to six weeks to provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth. Avoid fertilizing during the dormant winter months.


While Opuntia subulata is not considered highly toxic to humans or pets, its spines can cause irritation if touched. It's advisable to handle the plant with care and keep it out of reach of children and pets to prevent accidental injury.

Opuntia subulata, Eve's Needle Crest Cactus, is a fascinating addition to any succulent collection, appreciated for its slender stems and unique appearance. By providing proper care in terms of watering, light, temperature, soil mix, humidity, fertilizer, and handling with caution due to its spines, enthusiasts can enjoy the beauty of this cactus species for years to come. With attention to its specific needs, Eve's Needle Crest Cactus can thrive and become a captivating focal point in any indoor or outdoor setting.

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Opuntia Subulata Eve's Needle Cactus