Moon Cactus-Grafted Orange (Gymnocalycium)
Plant special features
|They thrive best in bright, indirect light, try keeping them in bight sunny locations where they can get at least 4-6 hours of afternoon sunlight, but they are adaptable to medium light conditions as well but if you want to see good growth, place them in bright indirect light or filtered light.
|Moon cactus is susceptible to overwatering. Water once in 5-7 days when the potting medium is dry. Overwatering can lead to root rot. If the rotting is not contained, the fungal infection will spread throughout the plant.
|It requires a well drained and porous soil medium like succulents soil mix. Soil which is excessively rich in organic contents should not be used.
|Temperature and Humidity:
|Ideal temperature ranges from 22 to 35 degrees C
|At the time of repotting pick a pot that is at least 1-2 inches bigger than your previous pot.
|Pruning is not required. Baby shoots can often be found near the mother plant. You can repot them into a new pot without damaging the roots.
Dos and Don’ts:
Make sure the plant gets adequate bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight.
Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
Brown Tips: This occurs when the plant lacks nutrients/ light. Place the plant in bright indirect sunlight and feed them with NPK based nutrients.
Styling and décor tips:
- It likes full sun and bright indirect light, thrives well on a southern windowsill that receives late afternoon sun. They make brilliant houseplants, and they look phenomenal in any home!
- Perfect for decking out your indoor spaces- there’s no way to bring in some vibrant color to your office desk or windowsill than growing the cactus.