Plant Care Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Taxonomy

Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'
Gymnocalycium
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Water

How often to water your Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Water needs for Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'
0.5 cups
every 12

Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Francisco, California.

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 Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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Growing Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 26th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key i…

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Light needs for plant Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' in San Francisco, California

Sunlight will decrease by 28.5% ☀️

November 25th, 2022

San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 28.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' in San Francisco, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 26th, 2022

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours o…

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Finding light for Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Francisco, California ⛅.

Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata': 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 Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Nutrient needs for plant Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata' in San Francisco, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 26th, 2022

The growing potential in San Francisco is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'

Gymnocalycium baldianum 'variegata'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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