4.6 out of 5 (163 experiences)
Also known as
Chin Cactus, Plaid Cactus and Rose Plaid Cactus
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This little guy is actually a sprout off my OG moon cactus. What they don’t tell you about moon cacti is that they’re actually two different cactus species put together. Eventually, because they’re a…
This plant is very resilient and even if you forget to water it for a bit, it’s very easy to bring back! On top of that, it’s very beautiful! One thing I recommend is getting succulent/cactus food as…
It’s always gonna depend on the species of the top half, but the scion on mine grows pups like crazy. Has survived some really clumsily harsh repottings. The soil was full of spider mights and webs…
The moon cactus was my first plant but I find that it grows brown spots, even when being properly taken care of. It doesn’t start to die, it just browns in certain spots. It also doesn’t stand up by …
I love this plant because it’s so beautiful and comes in a range of colors. I also love the science behind why it looks the way it does. They’re also easy to regrow once the host dies. They also don’…
I bought this little weirdo on the “I’m Almost Dead” rack at my local hardware store and brought him back and he doesn’t do much but he’s not flourishing either. He occasionally jabs me when watering…
This gal started off rough. Must have overwatered at first because I was sure the mushy stem was a tell tale sign this one wasn’t going to make it. Left it and now the stem is hardened again. DO NOT …
Very beginner friendly. Doesn't grow excessively fast and the color is very attractive. Does not require much attention as long as you place it near a window and water it when the soil gets very dry.
I love how you can just leave this alone and just water it at least once every two weeks and it won’t even dry up. Very cute and easy to have around if you’re just getting started with house plants.
My moon cactus has gone virtually unchanged in the almost year I’ve had it. Super hardy and always colorful. Imperceptibly slow grower, which can be good or bad depending on what you want out of it!
How to care for Moon Cactus
Moon Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Moon Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Moon Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Moon Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.