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 Tucson, Arizona.

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 Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

57% Medium

Growing Ruby Ball in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight will decrease by 17.6% ☀️

December 8th, 2022

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 17.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Ruby Ball in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 7th, 2022

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Ruby Ball does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.

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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 Tucson, Arizona, 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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