Mountain Ball Cactus
4.8 out of 5 (33 experiences)
Also known as
Simpson Hedgehog Cactus
How to care for Mountain Ball Cactus
Mountain Ball 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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Mountain Ball Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Mountain Ball 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 Mountain Ball Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This guy is a beast. If you forget to water a plant, A CACTUS is the answer. But if you’re the person who over waters a plant make sure you have drainage with a cactus or else it will die. Only thing i worry about is pets going to sniff it and pricks their nose. I’m on my toes when my pets are close by to my cactus. But overall not a hard plant to take care of!