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Moon Cactus (Grafted, Maroon) - Cactus Plant

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The popular moon cactus plant is a small grafted cactus.

Sr Item name
1 Moon Cactus (Grafted, Maroon) - Cactus Plant
2 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Moon cactus plants come in vibrant bright colors of hot maroon. These are small plants, generally only a half inch across, although there are cultivars that get up to 8 inches in diameter.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 8 inch (20 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Moon Cactus
Maximum Reachable Height Half inch to 8 inches
Flower Colour Maroon
Bloom Time Spring / Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Plants prefer temperatures on the warm side but need a minimum of 48 degrees F(9 degrees C) to survive.
  • Indoor plants should be partially shielded from bright sunlight by slatted blinds during the brightest part of the day.

    Moon Cactus care

    Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.

    Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.

    Sunlight Bright indirect sunlight
    Watering Water moon cactus thoroughly, then let the plant dry out between waterings.
    Soil Well-drained sales
    Temperature Above 9 degrees C, The tiny moon cactus will not do well in very cold temperatures, so bring it inside to overwinter during the cold winter months.
    Fertilizer Treat it with a cactus fertilizer every month during its growing season.

    Moon Cactus special feature

    Grafted Maroon moon cactus

    Moon Cactus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Plants are used for an ornamental purpose
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    White spots on moon cactus?

    It is actually infested with mealybugs. The appearance of white fuzz on plants because they exhibit a white, cotton-like wax all over their bodies.

    What fertilizer for moon cactus?

    You can use any organic fertilizer for Moon cactus.

    When to graft moon cactus?

    Moon cactus grafting should be done in summer(April-June).

    How to graft moon cactus?

    Use very clean, sterile instruments when making cuts. Choose healthy plants and prepare a scion. Cut off the top or at least a 1-inch (
    2.5 cm.) stem. Then prepare the rootstock by beheading a cactus to within a few inches of the soil. Set the scion on top of the cut portion of the still rooted rootstock so both vascular cambium are situated together. Use rubber bands to hold the pieces joined as one. Grafted cactus care is the same as ungrafted cactus. Watch for any insects at the union or rot. In about two months, you can remove the rubber bands and the union should be sealed.

    Do moon cactus need sunlight?

    Yes, Moon cactus need 4-6 hrs of sunlight also it will grow well in indirect bright light.

    Do moon cactus grow flowers?

    Yes, Moon cactus grow flowers in spring to summer.

    Do moon cactus change color?

    No, Moon cactus can not change color.

    How big do moon cactus grow?

    Moon cactus are small plants that grow up to 20-30 cm.

    Is moon cactus edible?

    No, Moon cactus is not edible it is a unique ornamental plant.

    How do moon cactus grow in nature?

    Moon cactus is grown by cuttings. when the following conditions are available.
    1. Pot size up to 7-10 upper diameter inch with a drainage hole.
    2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.
    3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich.
    4. Water-Water the plant when 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
    5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season summer(April-June).

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    Why is my moon cactus turning yellow?

    Moon cactus turning yellow due to lack of water.

    What is moon cactus?

    Scientific name of Moon cactus is Gymnocalycium mihanovichii belongs to the Cactaceae family.

    When to water moon cactus?

    Water Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

    Do red moon cactus grow?

    Yes, you can grow red Moon cactus in the pot or in-ground but it is a slow-growing cactus plant.

    When do moon cactus bloom?

    Moon cactus bloom Year-round.

    Why is my moon cactus turning black?

    If the Mooncactus starts to turn black, this usually means it is rotting due to either over-watered, has poor drainage or both

    Are moon cactus poisonous to dogs?

    Yes, Moon Cactus is mildly poisonous to dogs if digested.

    How long does moon cactus live?

    While there are reports of moon cactus remaining healthy for as long as five years.