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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Ruby Ball in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will decrease by 31.6% ☀️

November 27th, 2022

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 31.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.8 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 27th, 2022

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of d…

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

November 24th, 2022

The growing potential in Pittsburgh is very 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 …

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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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