Plant Care Ruby Ball

Ruby Ball

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Ruby Ball has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Red Cap Cactus, Red Hibotan and Moon Cactus

Taxonomy

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'Hibotan'
Gymnocalycium
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Ruby Ball

Water

How often to water your Ruby Ball

Water needs for Ruby Ball
0.5 cups
every 12

Ruby Ball needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, 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 Ruby Ball

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 Ruby Ball in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

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Growing Ruby Ball in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 5th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight will increase by 34% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

Los Angeles is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to increase by 34% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.7 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of …

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Finding light for Ruby Ball in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ruby Ball: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ruby Ball 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 Los Angeles, California ⛅.

Ruby Ball does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ruby Ball

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ruby Ball: 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 Ruby Ball after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Ruby Ball

Nutrient needs for plant Ruby Ball in Los Angeles, California

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

January 30th, 2023

The growing potential in Los Angeles 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 r…

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Care Summary for Ruby Ball

Ruby Ball

Ruby Ball


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Ruby Ball has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Olivia avatar
@Olivia
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 40 XP
globe Keiraville, New South Wales
07/02/2021

I’ve had this plant for nearly two years and only watered it probably a total of 4 times. Still going strong and happy!

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