4.7 out of 5 (113 experiences)
Also known as
Chin Cactus, Plaid Cactus and Rose Plaid Cactus
What other plant parents say
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 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…
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!
The moon cactus is a very nice and easy cactus to take care of. They’re probably one of the easier cactus to take care of and watching them grow more small cacti on top is very cute.
Super cute, and the first plant I ever got. You can tell when they need to be watered because the bottom part will get soft. I love all of the different colors they come in!
How to care for Moon Cactus
Moon Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Saint Paul, MN.
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June 15th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Saint Paul is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿
The availability of high quality sunli…
June 15th, 2021
Saint Paul is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Saint Paul is expected to increase by 9.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.2 megajoules of energy per…
June 15th, 2021
This month, Saint Paul is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.4 total hours of …
Moon Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Saint Paul, MN ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Moon Cactus thrive 🌿!
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.
June 10th, 2021
The growing potential in Saint Paul is high 📈.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…