Plant Care Moonstone


4.8 out of 5 (17 experiences)

Moonstone has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Moonstone has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

sugaralmond plant, Moon stones and sugar almond


Pachyphytum oviferum

How to care for Moonstone


How often to water your Moonstone

Water needs for Moonstone
0.5 cups
every 12

Moonstone needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Moonstone

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Moonstone in your home

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

Moonstone love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Moonstone does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Moonstone in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Moonstone

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

Care Summary for Moonstone



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Moonstone has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Moonstone has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Moonstone has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Moonstone has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Moonstone has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Dcooper713 avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Spokane, Washington

It’s very resilient but you need to be patient with its growth

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Shorrock5 avatar
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 579 XP
globe Salford, England

The leaves on this plant are very fragile and can come off very easily, especially if over watered. However the fragility of this plant makes it very easy to repot the leaves and propagate.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Leeyum_ avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 336 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia

sensitive to over-watering, otherwise perfectly happy left out in the sun ☀️

Anakit237 avatar
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 414 XP
globe Aloha, Oregon

Forgot to add this guy to Greg and he hasn’t been watered in a few months. Still sending out pups.

Survivor Survivor

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